Forty Evacuated After Garage Fire

A major route into Nottingham could be closed for days after a fire at a garage underneath a road bridge last night.

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Nottingham fire - Abbey Road bridge to be closed all day

Structural engineers say the Abbey Road bridge will be closed all day Credit: ITV Central

There's likely to be travel problems in Nottingham City centre all day today after a fire underneath a road bridge in Lenton.

Engineers have been inspecting the Abbey Road bridge after a fire in a garage underneath the structure.

They say the road will be closed all day while emergency repairs take place.

Nearly 50 people had to be evacuated from their homes over fears there could be gas cylinders in the garage.


Garage fire closes major road bridge into Nottingham

The Abbey Road bridge into Nottingham will be closed for most of the morning after being damaged by a fire at a garage in Lenton.

Structural engineers are assessing the damage caused to the bridge which crosses railway lines to the west of the city centre.

The garage is also located under the bridge, and the fire also caused delays to train services this morning.

Fire crews are currently working with the Police and Network Rail who hope to have the road reopened by lunchtime.

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