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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.

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Photo: Facebook/ Fire and Rescue NSW Station 092 St Andrews.

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.

Woolworths Truck
Photo: Facebook/ Fire and Rescue NSW Station 092 St Andrews.

10 daily understands there are no reports of injuries at this stage.

NSW Police told 10 daily it's unclear how the fire started.

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The fire burnt the items inside the truck. Photo: Facebook/Traffic and Highway Patrol Command NSW Police Force
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The clean up effort at Denham Court. Photo: Twitter/Traffic Live Sydney.

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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Contact Siobhan at skenna@networkten.com.au