Lorry fire causes delays

One lane is closed on the A34 following a lorry fire, it is likely to remain so until midnight.

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VIDEO: Three men escape after lorry goes up in flames

The southbound lane of the A34 a mile north of Whitchurch was closed due to a vehicle fire earlier today. One lane remains closed. The incident involved a Pickford’s truck, based in Fareham.

The three man crew had a lucky escape. The driver noticed flames coming from the engine compartment out of the back of the cab. He drove to the nearest lay-by before the vehicle was completely engulfed in flames.

Three fire engines, the Highways Agency and police were in attendance. The crew of the vehicle managed to get out safely but were left shaken.


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