Traffic backed up near the blaze.
Traffic backed up near the blaze. Carlie Walker

Bushfire closes Bruce Hwy north of Maryborough

UPDATE: BOTH lanes of the Bruce Hwy, north of Maryborough, have reopened.

The busy stretch of road was closed just after 1pm due to smoke from a nearby bushfire.

Both lanes were reopened about 4pm.

 

UPDATE: A fire north of Maryborough is causing extensive traffic delays.

Smoke has closed the Bruce Highway, leading to traffic congestion.

Cars are banked up on the Bruce Highway to the roundabout near Maryborough West and on Walker St at the turn off to the Bruce Highway.

A fire is burning north of Maryborough. It has closed the Bruce Highway due to smoke.
A fire is burning north of Maryborough. It has closed the Bruce Highway due to smoke.

It is unknown how long the highway will be closed as fire crews continue to battle the blaze.

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EARLIER: A fire has closed the Bruce Highway in both directions north of Maryborough.

The highway had to be closed because of the smoke coming from the fire, according to media reports.

Fire crews are currently battling the blaze, which is believed to be burning near Industrial Avenue.

More information to come.

 



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