An enormous truck fire has closed all lanes of a Melbourne freeway as firefighters battle to contain the blaze.
The fire started just before 11am on Monday on the Eastern Freeway at the Elgar Road exit ramp.
The truck is completely alight and firefighters are blasting water onto the flames.
Traffic has started queuing and a number of people have stopped on a nearby overpass to watch the incident.
Drivers have been urged to avoid the area and outbound motorists should exit the Eastern Freeway at Doncaster Road or earlier.
Citybound motorists should exit at Middleborough Road or Tram Road.