Princes Highway in Werribee has been closed, creating a massive traffic jam towards Melbourne after a truck crashed into an overpass
Commuters are being urged to seek alternative routes after a major highway was closed following a truck crash.
The Princes Freeway Melbourne to Werribee lanes between Princes Hwy and Duncans Rd have been closed by police, with significant delays expected.
A truck crashed on the Farm Rd overpass around 10.30am on Friday, spilling a “significant amount of debris” onto the road.
Those traveling between Geelong and Melbourne have been advised to detour via Geelong-Bacchus Marsh Rd and the Western Hwy.
Motorists stuck in traffic reported waiting for up to two hours, with many diverted from the highway at the Werribee exit.
The on-ramp has since been closed.
“(The crane) hit the bridge, ripped the crane off the trailer, which ripped the trailer off the truck,” driver Mick Cummins explained on social media.
A truck caused major delays on the Princes Highway after crashing into an overpass (pictured, debris left by the truck)
Motorists were reportedly stranded for up to two hours with all Melbourne-bound lanes closed (pictured, traffic jam)
A driver told 3AW she was stuck in traffic for three hours while trying to get to Melbourne for tonight’s AFL semi-final between Melbourne and Carlton.
“I really sympathize with everyone who has to travel to the airport from Geelong this evening,” a truck driver said after leaving Torquay at 10.20am and reaching St Kilda Rd around 2pm.
Paramedics treated the truck driver, a 50-year-old Wyndham Vale man, at the scene.
No serious injuries were reported.