World news – Melbourne’s freeway has been closed as firefighters battle a huge truck fire


A massive truck fire has closed all lanes on a freeway in Melbourne as firefighters struggle to contain the fire.

The fire started just before 11 a.m. on Monday on the Eastern Freeway near the Elgar exit Road.

Traffic is queued and a number of people have stopped on a nearby flyover to watch the incident.

All motorists heading towards the city must get off at Middleborough Road , then use Whitehorse Road and return to the freeway via the Doncaster Road entrance.

The scene is under the control of emergency services and the freeway will open as soon as it is safe.