- Fire on West Gate Freeway
- Two lanes are closed
A truck has caught on fire on a major Melbourne highway causing major traffic disruptions.
Firefighters were called to a cement truck on fire near the inbound exit to Todd Rd on the West Gate Freeway, in Port Melbourne, at about 1.10pm on Tuesday.
The inbound exit is closed due to the fire and two left lanes of the freeway off the West Gate Bridge are also closed.
A truck has caught on fire on the West gate Freeway in Melbourne
Emergency services attended the scene and attempted to put out the blaze
Drivers have been urged to use the Montague Street exit instead.
Footage posted to X shows the truck engulfed in flames and smoke as firefighters work desperately to get the blaze under control.
According to the department of transport, there are ‘significant inbound delays on the West Gate Freeway from the M80 Interchange’.
More to come.