Major delays on A1(M) after truck catches fire

PUBLISHED: 16:55 03 October 2016

Firefighters at the scene where a truck had burnt out between Junction 8 and 7 for Stevenage. Picture: Martin Elvery

Firefighters at the scene where a truck had burnt out between Junction 8 and 7 for Stevenage. Picture: Martin Elvery

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There are severe delays on the A1(M) near Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield after a truck caught fire this afternoon.

The vehicle was ablaze on the southbound carriageway between Junctions 8 and 7 for Stevenage at 3.30pm, causing the stretch to temporarily shut southbound.

One lane, which was damaged by the blaze, remains closed and is causing significant delays. Traffic is also heavy going northbound.

The fire was extinguished by 4pm and nobody was injured.

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