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.