Video: Dramatic pictures of lorry fire on the A19, Thirsk

Severe delays, road closed and queueing traffic for five miles due to debris on road and lorry fire on A19 York Road in both directions between A168 and A61, congestion on Southbound A19 to Knayton and on Northbound A168 to B1448 Topcliffe Road.

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Lorry explodes in middle of road

Drivers are being warned to avoid the A19 around Thirsk after a lorry exploded on the carriageway. Officers were called at around 9.45am today after reports that a load of hay bales had caught fire on the back of a wagon.