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Severe delays after lorry catches fire and spills fuel on motorway

A fire broke out on a lorry on the M1. Credit: Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit

There are severe delays on the M1 in Derbyshire after a lorry caught fire and spilled fuel on a motorway.

It happened on the M1 Northbound at Junction 29a. The motorway was closed to allow emergency services on scene to extinguish the fire.

Three lanes remain closed while recovery work takes place.

There are severe delays on the M1 in Derbyshire after a lorry caught fire and spilled fuel on a motorway. It happened on the M1 Northbound at Junction 29a. The motorway waso allow emergency services on scene to extinguish the fire. Three lanes remain closed while recovery work takes place. Credit: Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit