6pm update: The Transport Management Centre says one lane of the Great Western Highway is now open past the site of an earlier truck fire at South Bowenfels, near Lithgow.
The centre says motorists can now pass the site using one lane under alternating stop/slow traffic control.
Motorists are advised to take extra care and allow extra travel time.
5pm: A truck on fire has continued a troubled run for the Great Western Highway between Bathurst and Sydney.
After an Easter weekend with the traditional heavy traffic and long delays, the Transport Management Centre said in an alert on Tuesday afternoon that the Great Western Highway was closed in both directions at South Bowenfels, near Lithgow, due to a truck fire near Forty Bends Road.
The Transport Management Centre said motorists were advised to avoid the area.
The centre said motorists could use Chifley Road and Darling Causeway as an alternative route, but warned traffic was heavy in the area, so motorists should allow plenty of extra travel time.
The alert was still current just before 5pm.
Motorists were warned of delays of at least an hour and 40 minutes on the Great Western Highway on Monday afternoon due to heavy eastbound traffic from South Bowenfels to Blackheath as the Easter long weekend came to a close.
A large section of Bells Line of Road remains closed due to landslides around Mount Tomah during last month's days of rain along the eastern seaboard.
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