Melbourne Express, Monday, April 29, 2019

Back to that crash in Kingsbury, in the city’s north-east. Police have warned it could be a difficult peak hour. All inbound lanes of Plenty Road remain closed after a black Mercedes ran into a pole just after midnight.

The 36-year-old female passenger from Reservoir was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The 47-year-old male driver from Lalor is also in hospital.

Route 86 trams are also affected. Vehicles are being diverted along Main Road while police investigate.

«It’ll be congested but we’re asking people to just be patient,» a police spokeswoman said.

The election campaign starts in earnest today as pre-poll booths open across the country.

At least 5 million of the 16.4 million enrolled voters are expected to vote early. When postal votes are added, more than 30 per cent of Aussies are expected to vote before the official polling day on May 18.

That makes the first leaders’ debate tonight more important. Watch it on 7Two from 7pm. Find an early voting centre here.

Hello and welcome back to the working week. It’s a drizzly 12 degrees in the city ahead of a top of 19. 

All clear so far on the trains.

On the roads, all inbound lanes are closed on Plenty Road in Kingsbury due to a crash. Emergency services are on scene and directing traffic. Allow extra time.

In Brunswick, the left lane of Sydney Road is closed thanks to a burst water main near Edward Street.

We’ll be back with headlines and more in a moment.




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