A truck carrying motor oil caught fire while travelling on the Federal Highway on Wednesday night (30 January), blocking the highway for several hours overnight.
Around 10:30 pm, a semi-trailer carrying motor oil and paper was travelling south on the Federal Highway near Sutton when a fire took hold under the trailer.
NSW Police said the 49-year-old male driver escaped the vehicle uninjured as the truck went up in flames.
Police attended the scene and diverted traffic via the Old Federal Highway.
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The southbound lanes were closed till 2:30 am while emergency services put out the fire and cleaned the oil off the roadway.