DRIVERS were being urged to take caution while heading towards Melbourne on the Hume Highway.
A stretch of the road began to melt at Broadford in hot weather on Friday afternoon.
Issues with the road began to emerge about 4pm across a 10 kilometre stretch of the highway.
The right hand lane was affected, with footage taken by members of the public showing the bitumen falling apart.
Truly bizarre!— 3AW Melbourne (@3AW693) January 5, 2018
Traffic is crawling on the Hume Freeway near Broadford because it is MELTING!? pic.twitter.com/vBrFXcRDEX
The incident caused delays with Victoria Police urging people to avoid the lane.
Um, if it's melthing today with a current temperature in Broadford of 31C, what's it going to do tomorrow when it's 42C?— Eileen Toomey-Wright (@ToomeyWright) January 5, 2018
Meanwhile, why aren't we making roads for Australian conditions?