It normally takes a bit over half an hour.
Because some fuckwit with stolen licence plates pulled a shotgun on police.
My sources tell me that police are still negotiating with him, now, nine hours after the siege began.
This comes from news.com.au:
"Snr Sgt Jackson said traffic diversions were in place and he asked drivers to be patient as they tried to resolve the incident peacefully.
But irate Melbourne motorists called talk-back radio stations claiming the police had held motorists to ransom for the interests of one man."
So, let me get this straight.
Irate motorists wanted some guy DEAD, so they could get home in time to watch Neighbours?
I mean, the guys obviously stupid, insane or worse, but he's still a person.
He needs to spend some time resting, in his nice new jacket, that's all.