Semi-trailer rolls over, blocks Hopkins Highway traffic at Ellerslie

A semi-trailer blocks the Hopkins Highway north of Ellerslie yesterday, after the driver tried to avoid hitting a kangaroo.

A semi-trailer blocks the Hopkins Highway north of Ellerslie yesterday, after the driver tried to avoid hitting a kangaroo.

THE Hopkins Highway was closed early yesterday near Ellerslie after a truck rollover about 6.30am.

It is believed a grocery truck travelling south swerved to avoid a kangaroo before rolling on a bend just north of Ellerslie.

Police said the trailer left the road, causing the prime mover to roll on to its side, sliding to a halt.

Police closed the highway between Ellerslie-Panmure Road and Pickfords Lane, assisting detours at Mortlake and Warrnambool until about 3pm. 

VicRoads advised drivers travelling through the area to allow extra time. 

The Melbourne-based driver escaped with no injuries.

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