Truck jackknifes, blocks Midland Highway

A big section of the Midland Highway was closed. Picture: VicRoads
A big section of the Midland Highway was closed. Picture: VicRoads

UPDATE: Police and emergency services have reopened the Midland Highway near Creswick after all traffic was diverted following a truck accident.

The road reopened at 7pm, more than four hours after a truck lost control and jackknifed northeast of Creswick, blocking traffic in both directions.

Emergency services were called out to the scene near Springmount following reports a truck had crashed about 2.40pm.

VicRoads said the Midland Highway was closed between Clunes-Creswick Road in Creswick to Ballarat-Daylesford Road in Newlyn.

There was also a diesel spill on the road. Emergency services were on site for more than four hours working to clear the scene. 

VicRoads said: “Please delay your travel through the area or seek an alternative route. We do not know when the road will re-open.”

It’s believed the driver has avoided any serious injuries.

For more information, head to traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au.