Hume Highway crash near Menangle Park on December 19, two trucks involved

A truck caught fire following a crash on the Hume Highway near Menangle Park on Tuesday. Picture: Stewart Peters

A truck caught fire following a crash on the Hume Highway near Menangle Park on Tuesday. Picture: Stewart Peters

1.40pm:

A police investigation is underway following a two-truck crash on the Hume Highway on Tuesday.

At about 11.35am, a truck carrying a skip bin and a semi-trailer, carrying gravel, collided on the Hume near the Glenlee Road overpass.

As a result of the incident, the semi-trailer caught fire.

The fire was extinguished by Fire and Rescue personnel, but the semi-trailer was destroyed by the blaze.

The semi-trailer male driver, 62, was not hurt in the crash.

The male truck driver, 40, was treated at the scene for minor injuries before being transffered to Liverpool Hospital as a precaution.

Officers from Campbelltown Local Area Command attended the crash scene and began investigations.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to the crash to contact police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

12.52pm:

All lanes of the Hume Highway have re-opened following a two-truck crash near Menangle Park on Tuesday.

All northbound lanes and one southbound lane had been closed at Glenlee Road following the crash.

As a result of the incident, one of the trucks caught fire.

Transport Management Centre spokesperson Matt Watson said traffic was still heavy in both directions.

Mr Watson said motorists were advised to continue to allow extra travel time and should expect delays.

“Motorists should also exercise caution as emergency services are working on the side of the road to remove the trucks involved,” he said.

A reduced speed limit of 40km/h remains in place for northbound traffic.

A map of where the truck crash occurred on the Hume Highway on Tuesday. Picture: Live Traffic NSW

A map of where the truck crash occurred on the Hume Highway on Tuesday. Picture: Live Traffic NSW

12.34pm:

Heavy traffic conditions remain on the Hume Highway following a two-truck crash on Tuesday.

The crash occurred near Menangle Park at about 11.35am on December 19.

As a result of the incident, one of the trucks caught fire.

The highway is closed to northbound traffic, while southbound motorists should expect delays.

Traffic is queued up to about 4km.

One southbound lane remains closed.

12.21pm:

The Hume Highway remains closed for northbound traffic following a two-truck crash on Tuesday.

The crash occurred near Menangle Park at about 11.35am on December 19.

As a result of the incident, one of the trucks caught fire.

The Hume is closed for northbound motorists and traffic is queued up to 4km.

One southbound lane is also closed.

12.08pm:

The Hume Highway is partially closed due to a crash involving two trucks on Tuesday.

The crash occurred at about 11.35am on the highway, near Menangle Park.

As a result of the incident, one of the trucks caught fire.

The Hume Highway is now closed for northbound traffic.

Northbound motorists approaching Glenlee Road are being turned around.

Two southbound lanes are also closed.

Transport Management Centre spokesperson Matt Watson said northbound traffic was being diverted onto Picton Road.

Mr Watson said motorists were advised to allow extra travel time as northbound traffic was queued up to around 4km.

Emergency services and traffic crews are on site working to extinguish the fire and clean up the spill.

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