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Vic toilet paper truck clean-up drags on

AAP logoAAP 20/09/2016 Luke Costin

The scene of a toilet paper truck crash that has caused havoc for Melbourne commuters may not be cleared before the start of the evening peak.

A diesel spill has to be cleaned before the Metropolitan Ring Road is reopened at Watsonia North.

It was closed by the crash about 9pm on Tuesday and VicRoads is not yet certain what time it will reopen on Wednesday.

"This closure may be in place as we enter the evening peak," a VicRoads spokeswoman said in a statement.

Instead of cars, countless boxes of Sorbent toilet paper covered the road during the morning peak, after workers had to partially unload the B-double truck by hand.

The truck wasn't righted until after the morning peak after difficulties in getting large portable cranes to the site.

The director of Alvaro Trucking says the long-time driver had an unfortunate medical episode moments before the crash.

"I don't want to go into details but the driver wasn't well," director Mario Alvaro told AAP on Wednesday.

"We've got all the GPS there, he wasn't speeding, he wasn't doing anything (wrong).

"His mobile phone was checked by the police and there were no phone calls or SMSs."

Victoria Police says no one has been charged but the investigation is ongoing.

Ambulance Victoria says paramedics treated a man at the scene but did not transfer him to hospital.

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