Frozen Chickens On Freeway As Truck Left Dangling On Melbourne Overpass

The incident caused extensive traffic delays on Tuesday which stretched into Wednesday morning peak.

Workers have continued removing debris through the night on the Green Gully Road overpass in Melbourne's north-west after a truck roll caused traffic chaos on Tuesday afternoon.

VicRoads said multiple crews were called in to undertake a "complex recovery" process after the truck rolled, leaving its trailer hanging over the bridge and dumping its frozen chicken cargo onto the Calder Freeway.

Source: VicRoads

The incident also left high voltage power lines and a bridge safety barrier damaged, VicRoads said via Facebook on Wednesday.

Two cranes were used overnight to remove the truck and its trailer from the scene and remove debris and spilt diesel.

The Calder Freeway at Green Gully Road in Keilor has now reopened after an "unavoidable closure" with a speed limit set at 60 kilometres an hour.

Fairfax reported the driver was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and it's understood no-one else was injured in the incident.

Investigations into what caused the accident are continuing.

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