Around 50 firefighters are tackling a blaze at an industrial estate in the Longbridge Hayes area of Stoke-on-Trent.
They were called to Chemical Road shortly after 8.20pm this evening. The A500 is currently closed between Port Hill Island and Boxcroft Road, along with Reginald Mitchell Way.
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Rain across the far north may become persistent and heavy at times through the day.
Rain will spread across northern parts from the east this afternoon. Dry in the south.