Scrapyard blaze road ‘shut for rest of day’

MOTORISTS have been advised to avoid the roads surrounding a major blaze at a scrapyard.

Ten fire crews are on the scene of the fire, on the B656 London Road in Langley.

The B656 is shut, and police have already said the road – a popular rat run for Times Territory workers trying to avoid the busy A1(M) in rush hour – will remain closed for the rest of the day.

A Hertfordshire Constabulary spokeswoman said: “Smoke is causing problems with visibility in the area.”

She advised drivers to find alternative routes.

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The blaze and road closure has already caused chaos for motorists.

The narrow Langley Lane was gridlocked, with cars and vans trying to find an alternative way round.

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Peter Jinks, 40, who works as an electrician for Langley-based Guardian Consultancy Services, said: “I can’t get to work because the road is closed.

“I’ve spent most of the day directing workers and the general public.”

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