Two factors are slowing Maroondah Hwy traffic at Healesville this morning (Fri., Sept. 20). A faulty truck wheel caught fire near the Maroondah Hwy intersection with Healesville-Koo-Wee-Rup Rd (near Airlie Rd). In a second incident, a tree is down over the highway between Fernshaw and Healesville.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal single vehicle crash which occurred in Ghin Ghin this afternoon (Wed.). It is believed the driver lost control of her vehicle, which rolled before coming to a stop on its roof, on Terangaville Road about 12.30pm. The driver and sole occupant, who is yet to be formally
8.20AM THURSDAY UPDATE The Maroondah Highway has re-opened to traffic in both directions between Healesville and Narbethong after crews cleared a fallen tree. VicRoads would like to thank motorists for their patience.
3.30AM SATURDAY: Emergency services have been called to remove a tree down near Kinross Farm, Flowerdale. The tree is impeding the safe passing of traffic on the Yea-Whittlesea Rd.
Reports indicate that Maroondah Hwy has re-opened from Healesville to Narbethong after the tragic accident earlier today (Fri.).
VicRoads have this morning (Fri.) issued a statement about the closure of the Black Spur following a serious accident: The Maroondah Highway is closed through the ‘Black Spur’, between Healesville and Narbethong, following a serious collision. Drivers need to plan ahead and allow extra time, and consider delaying their journey, if possible. Alternative routes around
10.50PM UPDATE: Two air ambulances have been dispatched to the area.Four people are believed to be injured. UPDATE: A tree is reported to have fallen on a car on the Black Spur. EARLIER REPORT: Five emergency vehicles are responding to a rescue alert near Fernshaw. Emergency Victoria says the request for help came at 9.56am. Earlier today, the Maroondah Hwy was blocked when a tree came down over both lanes.
Helicopters and four emergency vehicles are on their way to an aircraft incident at Piries near Goughs Bay Rd. More to come.
Emergency Victoria has declared an accident scene at Yea as “safe”. The 12.20pm advice on Thursday (July 4) came from an accident scene at the High St-North St intersection, at the western end of the town.
1.50PM FRIDAY UPDATE: Now re-opened. ORIGINAL REPORT: Main Road, Eltham is closed in both directions between Mount Pleasant Rd and Brougham St after a gas main was ruptured. Motorists should use Bolton St to avoid the closure. The closure is under the control of emergency services and will reopen as soon as it is safe