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A1(M) visitors: Delays due to lorry fire near Darlington, County Durham | UK | News

Four miles of the A1 (M) southbound had been closed between junction 59 for Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, and junction 58 for Darlington in the identical county. The HGV caught alight at roughly 2.20am and emergency providers had been working to sort out the flames for hours.

Luckily, the motive force managed to escape unhurt.

Southbound delays had been heavy and a diversion was in place, Chronicle Live reviews.

Traffic was again to junction 60 for Sedgefield, County Durham, and was diverted at junction 59 onto the A167 via Darlington.

The A167 and different native roads via the market city had been congested because of this.

Dramatic pictures present fierce flames roaring via the truck, which had overturned on the carriageway.

It is unclear at this stage what precipitated the fire.

Durham Roads and Policing Unit tweeted earlier this morning: “We are currently dealing with a HGV trailer fire at the side of the A1M between 59 & 58 south with @CDDFRSSouthbound is shut, northbound is moving as best as we can with @HighwaysNEAST. Driver shook up but uninjured!!”

Northbound visitors was sluggish however shifting due to onlookers.

The incident comes days after visitors was stopped on the M6 near Blackpool, Lancashire, after a car fire.

The northbound carriageway was closed from junction 32 near Blackpool and Fleetwood to junction 33, near Lancaster.

Drivers had been suggested to take care as they approached.

A motorway digital camera picture confirmed a largely empty highway with a fire engine within the centre of the three lanes.

Fire providers rushed to the scene to help.

National Highways had mentioned in an announcement on Twitter: “Traffic has been stopped on the #M6 northbound between J32 #Blackpool #Fleetwood and J33 #Lancaster #A6 near @motoway #LancasterServices.

“@LancashireFRS are on scene with a car fire. Delays are constructing on the method, please take care. Updates to observe.” 

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