Truck brings down overhead wires on busy Melbourne road

ONE of inner Melbourne's busiest streets has been shut to traffic after a truck brought down overhead wires near Richmond station.  

Police have blocked Swan St outbound near Punt Rd after the truck hit the wires just before the Richmond rail bridge.  

A witness said had the truck not hit the wires and come to a stop it may have struck the bridge.  

Cars are being re-routed along Punt Rd until the accident is cleared.  

The number 70 tram has been diverted along Bridge Rd.

News Corp Australia