Multi-car crash on busy Melbourne freeway sparks traffic jam ahead of Easter long weekend
- Traffic chaos after a multi-vehicle crash on a major highway just before Easter
- Collision and car rollover on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway has blocked lanes
- Motorists are being urged to avoid the area as cars and other vehicles pile up
Hundreds of Melbournians are trapped in traffic because of a multi-vehicle crash on a major highway just before the Easter long weekend.
The accident on Melbourne‘s Eastern Freeway blocked outbound lanes at Middleborough Road on Thursday afternoon.
‘We urge motorists heading away from the city to use either Whitehorse Road or Doncaster Road, and to return to the freeway from Middleborough or Springvale roads,’ the Victorian Department of Transport said in a statement.
Traffic chaos has erupted after a multi-vehicle crash on a major highway in Melbourne
The accident on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway blocked outbound lanes at Middleborough Road
‘Our signals team is monitoring conditions and will adjust traffic lights as needed to minimise congestion in the area.’
Two inbound lanes remain closed near the Bolte Bridge while two remain open with speed set at 40km/h.
A teenager has been taken to the Royal Children’s Hospital and a man to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a stable condition, reported 7NEWS.
Traffic remains heavy, with delays starting at Burke Road but outbound lanes have been reopened.
More to come.
A teenager and man have been taken to hospital in stable conditions