Lanes shut as crews tackle A1(M) coach fire

PUBLISHED: 09:02 11 May 2015 | UPDATED: 09:02 11 May 2015

Firefighters tackling the coach fire on the A1(M). Picture: @roadpoliceBCH via Twitter.

Firefighters tackling the coach fire on the A1(M). Picture: @roadpoliceBCH via Twitter.

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Two lanes have been shut on the A1(M) this morning after a coach fire.

Lanes of the A1(M) heading southbound were shut while the fire was put out, but have now reopened. Picture: @roadpoliceBCH via Twitter.Lanes of the A1(M) heading southbound were shut while the fire was put out, but have now reopened. Picture: @roadpoliceBCH via Twitter.

Fire crews were called shortly before 8am to the southbound carriageway between Junction 6 for Welwyn and Junction 4 for Hatfield.

All passengers were safely evacuated and two lanes shut while firefighters battled the blaze.

Recovery has since arrived and one lane is still shut, but the motorway is expected to be fully reopen.

Delays remain in the area.


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