The Monash Freeway has been reopened after it was closed in both directions due to a grass fire in Hallam.
The freeway had earlier been closed between South Gippsland Freeway and Belgrave-Hallam Road.
Drivers faced lengthy delays in the area.
The Country Fire Authority issued an advice message for Hallam and Eumemmerring due to smoke in the area.
Ten fire trucks were at the scene at Gunns Reserve working to control the blaze that has since been declared safe.
The warning advised there was no threat to communities, but people should stay informed.