M11 closed by fierce fire in lorry

The lorry fire closed the M11 Southbound in Essex Credit: @floralmnds

Drivers were warned of long delays on the M11 Southbound in Essex after a lorry burst into flames near Stansted Airport.

The road was closed between junctions 7 and 8 so crews could tackle the blaze.

The lorry's cab was completely destroyed. The fire also spread to the trailer which contained wood chippings and sand.

The fire was put out by 2:45pm.

There were warnings of heavy traffic on the Northbound carriageway too as drivers slow down to look at the fire.

Four fire crews tackled the blaze Credit: Abbie Fenson

Crews from Stansted, Great Dunmow, Harlow and Newport were called to deal with the fire.