The Monash Freeway – Melbourne's busiest arterial – is in chaos on Wednesday afternoon, with all outbound lanes closed past Warrigal Road.
The closure is due to a non-suspicious pedestrian death at Huntingdale Road just after 3.30pm. Traffic is already banked up to Toorak Road.
Outbound traffic is allowed on the freeway past Foster Road.
A spokesman for VicRoads said the lanes would remain closed for as long as it took police and ambulances to conduct their investigations. The lanes would probably remain closed for a few hours, he said – all of peak hour.
He urged motorists to seek alternate routes, especially the Princes Highway.
Due to the congestion, one lane has been closed in the outbound Burnley Tunnel.
And, in a shocking afternoon for the Monash, it is also closed outbound in a second location – in Endeavour Hills, between the South Gippsland Freeway and Belgrave Hallam Road, due to a collision involving multiple vehicles.
VicRoads are reporting that emergency services are on site and the traffic is extremely heavy on approach from and before EastLink.
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