Perth traffic: Tonkin and Reid highway pothole blows tyres

Stock image.
Stock image.

UPDATE, 7.45am: A TREE has fallen at the Hodges Drive entrance to the Mitchell Freeway heading south, blocking the left lane in Joondalup.

And in North Perth, a pot hole has caused a block in the left lane of Charles Street prior to Gill Street.

The pot hole warning remains for Reid Highway in Malaga.

EARLIER: MAIN Roads has advised road users in Malaga to use “extreme caution” this morning, with a pot hole having blown dozens of tyres.

The pothole is in the left lane of Reid Highway westbound after Tonkin Highway.

The left emergency lane is also blocked.

Reports suggest about 30 or 40 cars have had to change tyres.

A caller to ABC Radio said traffic was “backed up as far as the eye could see” and the emergency lane was blocked with motorists changing their tyres.

He also noticed the under carriages of some vehicles had been damaged.