Mud has spilled on the Tullamarine Freeway causing significant traffic delays and road closures

Traffic on the Tullamarine Freeway was backed up for miles after a truck that closed three lanes spilled “significant” mud.

On the freeway between Pascoe Vale Rd and Bulla Rd, the three exit lanes were closed. Two lanes remained open with a speed limit of 40 km/h.

According to the Ministry of Transport, traffic from the Boltebrücke was “heavily overloaded” with delays of around 40 minutes.

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Delays at the airport also accumulated quickly.

“We are asking motorists using the toll road to allow extra time and obey the overhead signals,” the department said.

Traffic on the Tullamarine Freeway quickly builds up at rush hour due to a mud spill. Credit: 7NEWS
Motorists were advised to seek an alternative route. Credit: 7NEWS

Motorists were advised to use Mt Alexander Rd through Essendon to return to the motorway on Bulla Rd.

“Other alternatives include the West Gate Freeway or Ballarat Rd to access the M80 Ring Rd to the west, or using Sydney Rd to access the northern suburbs,” the department said.

The department warned that surrounding roads in the suburbs of North Melbourne, Parkville, Ascot Vale and Kensington were experiencing heavier traffic than usual as a result of the incident.

Victoria Police and Transurban Operations Command were at the scene.

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James Brien

James Brien is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. James Brien joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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