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Truck carrying paper rolls loses its load on the Hume Freeway in Craigieburn, Melbourne

  • Truck has lost its road on the Hume Freeway Craigieburn, Melbourne
  • Rolls of paper were strewn across the road causing significant delays
  • The male driver was not injured and crews are clearing the roads
  • The lost load was initially believed to be rolls of white toilet paper 
  • Only one inbound lane is open and motorists are advised to avoid the area 

By Martha Azzi For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 17:46 EST, 24 October 2016 | Updated: 18:18 EST, 24 October 2016

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Rolls of white paper have been strewn across a freeway causing significant delays after a truck lost its load.

The unravelled rolls, used for cash register receipts, were spread across 500metres on the Hume Freeway at Craigieburn, Melbourne, on Tuesday at 5:45am.

There were long delays for drivers as the paper strewn across the road closed all but one lane.

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Rolls of white paper have been strewn across 500 metres on the Hume Freeway at Craigieburn, Melbourne Rolls of white paper have been strewn across 500 metres on the Hume Freeway at Craigieburn, Melbourne

Rolls of white paper have been strewn across 500 metres on the Hume Freeway at Craigieburn, Melbourne

The truck which has been left teetering on its side lost it's load at 5:45am on Tuesday The truck which has been left teetering on its side lost it's load at 5:45am on Tuesday

The truck which has been left teetering on its side lost it's load at 5:45am on Tuesday

The truck has been left teetering on its side on a grass median strip as it's side is destroyed leaving the remaining boxes on the verge of falling out.

Crews have been rushing to clean the paper off the road as the traffic continued to line up but it is expected to take a 'couple of hours'.

'The male truck driver was not injured,' a spokesperson for Victoria police told Daily Mail Australia.

Crews are rushing to clean up the paper after significant delays occurred Crews are rushing to clean up the paper after significant delays occurred

Crews are rushing to clean up the paper after significant delays occurred

Motorists have been advised to avoid the area and use the Hume Highway Motorists have been advised to avoid the area and use the Hume Highway

Motorists have been advised to avoid the area and use the Hume Highway

Motorists have been snapping pictures of the paper lining the streets as they commute to work

'Police remain on scene as they await heavy haulage to arrive,' the spokesperson said.

'The south-bound traffic has been diverted between the Hume Highway and Craigieburn Road and drivers are urged to avoid the area if possible.'

The lost load was initially believed to be toilet paper rolls but police later amended this. 

This comes five weeks after another truck carrying toilet paper cause significant delays on the Metropolitan Ring Road after falling onto its side.  

Police are currently on scene as they await heavy haulage to arrive Police are currently on scene as they await heavy haulage to arrive

Police are currently on scene as they await heavy haulage to arrive

The south-bound traffic has been diverted between the Hume Highway and Craigieburn Road The south-bound traffic has been diverted between the Hume Highway and Craigieburn Road

The south-bound traffic has been diverted between the Hume Highway and Craigieburn Road

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