Truck on fire, highway closed between Bathurst and Lithgow | Video

AVOID: A truck fire has closed the Great Western Highway between Bathurst and Lithgow. Photo: LIVE TRAFFIC/FACEBOOK
AVOID: A truck fire has closed the Great Western Highway between Bathurst and Lithgow. Photo: LIVE TRAFFIC/FACEBOOK

WEDNESDAY, 7.50AM:

A truck fire at Meadow Flat between Bathurst and Lithgow has shut the Great Western Highway.

Live Traffic NSW has reported the highway is closed in both directions for the incident between Barton Avenue and Sunny Corner Road.

The fire started just before 7am and the incident was last checked at 7.27am. 

Emergency services are on the scene and motorists are advised to exercise caution and use an alternative route.

VIDEO: The scene on the Great Western Highway ...

Diversions are in place.

For eastbound traffic motorists are being diverted to Sunny Corner Road, Portland Sunny Corner Road, Pipers Flat Road, Barton Avenue and return to the Great Western Highway.

Westbound traffic is being sent to Barton Avenue, Pipers Flat Road, Portland Sunny Corner Road and Sunny Corner Road to return to the Great Western Highway.