Kilometres Of Delays After Woolworths Truck Roadside Inferno
Commuters in Sydney are being urged to allow extra travel time on Tuesday after a huge truck burst into flames on the Hume Highway.
Traffic is still banked back for about four kilometres on the busy highway that links Sydney's southwest to the city. Traffic diversions are also in place.
Three northbound lanes are now open at Denham Court after being closed for a number of hours while firefighters worked to extinguish the inferno which started at about 4 am on Tuesday.
One northbound lane remains closed at St Andrew's Road as emergency services and traffic crews continue the clean-up effort.
At it's worst, traffic delays stretched seven kilometers between St Andrew's Road and Narellan Road.
10 daily understands there are no reports of injuries at this stage.
NSW Police told 10 daily it's unclear how the fire started.
The roadside inferno comes as parts of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland brace for wild weather on Tuesday. Severe weather warnings are in place for a 1000 kilometre stretch of the east coast.
Gusty winds, rough surf, snow and heavy rainfall are all predicted.
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