Second truck fire closes lane on Hume Highway near Sutton Forrest again

A second truck fire temporarily closed a lane of the Hume Highway near Sutton Forrest the day after the first one caused road closures near the same spot.

The road reopened about 3.15pm.

A NSW traffic spokeswoman said a semi-trailer caught on fire west of Sutton Forrest about 11am on Tuesday, closing one northbound lane between the Illawarra Highway and Golden Vale Road intersections.

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NSW Police assisted with traffic diversions which direct motorists through the Illawarra Highway.

The spokeswoman said it would take several hours to clean up an oil spill but did not yet know what caused the accident.

NSW Ambulance said they had not received any injury reports.

Fire fighters had extinguished the blaze by 12.30pm.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze but one lane of the highway remained closed for at least six hours due to debris on the road.

This story Second truck fire closes lane on Hume Highway near Sutton Forrest again first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.