A B-double truck carrying aerosol cans has erupted in flames on the Hume Freeway at Yass north of Canberra, backing up visitors asfurther explosions ignited contained in the truck.
The fireplace was reported shortly earlier than 6:00pm close to the Yass bypass on the freeway, which connects Sydney and Melbourne.
Police mentioned officers have been on the scene managing visitors, and mentioned it appeared the truck was carrying aerosol cans.
Witness Herman van de Brug mentioned “each every now and then” there was a contemporary explosion contained in the truck, pushing extra black smoke into the air.
“There’s fairly various explosions with huge plumes of smoke and hearth, however no-one’s going previous,” he mentioned.
A spokesman for NSW Fireplace and Rescue mentioned the fireplace unfold to grass close by, and that fireside crews have been working with the NSW Rural Fireplace Service (RFS) to comprise the grass fires.
He mentioned the B-double truck was carrying a blended load together with aerosol cans.
The RFS mentioned no accidents had been reported, and that motorists ought to keep away from the world and permit further journey time.
The fireplace was contained by 7:40pm, in response to an RFS Fb put up, however crews remained on scene to mop up.