Fuel Tanker Explodes on highway south of Sydney (Watch)

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Fuel Tanker Explodes on highway south of Sydney (Watch)
Fuel Tanker Explodes on highway south of Sydney (Watch)

TRAFFIC has been brought to a standstill as firefighters struggle to get a fuel tanker fire under control.

The 36,000-litre tanker burst into flames on the M1 Princes Motorway at West Wollongong at about 9am.

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Dark plumes of smoke have spread through the air, impacting visibility.

The flames are also impacting nearby bushland and residents who have been hearing massive explosions.

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Firefighters have requested more water to get the blaze under control.

Commuters are being told to avoid the area if possible, with the road closed in both directions.

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