The four-mile A1 (M) southbound lane was closed between junction 59 for Newton Ecliffe, Durham County, and junction 58 for Darlington in the same area. The HGV broke out at around 2.20 am և Ambulance crews worked for hours to put out the fire.
Fortunately, the driver managed to escape unharmed.
Southern delays were severe, there was sabotage, Chronicle Live: reports.
The route returned to Sejfield, Durham County, to 60 junctions և at junction 59 it deviated to A167 via Darlington.
A167 այլ Other local roads passing through the market town were congested.
Dramatic photos show fierce flames erupting through a truck that overturned on the road.
The cause of the fire is not clear at this stage.
The Durham Roads Police Department wrote in tweets: “We are currently dealing with an HGV trailer fire in A1M from 59 to 58 south, @ CDDFRSSouthbound is closed, the north direction is moving as well as possible with @ HighwaysNEAST. Driver: shocked, but harmless !! “
The northern route was slow but moving due to eyewitnesses.
The incident takes place days later M6 crashes near Blackpool, Lancashire, after car fire.
The North Road was closed from the 32 junctions near Blackpool to Fleetwood to 33 junctions near Lancaster.
Drivers were advised to be careful when approaching.
The camera image of the highway shows a mostly empty road with a fire truck in the center of the three lanes.
The fire services left for the scene to provide assistance.
National Highways said in a statement on Twitter: “Traffic was stopped north of # M6 # J32 #Blackpool #Fleetwood և J33 #Lancaster # A6 near @motoway # LancasterServices.
“@ LancashireFRS is at the scene due to a car fire. Delays increase on approach, please be careful. Follow the updates. ”
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