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Lorry fire on M1 closes section of motorway – updates

The fire service has given more details

It seems the fire was in the lorry cab. The fire service was called to the scene shortly after 11.30am.

It’s an articulated lorry ‘tractor unit’ carrying food.

Crews, who had to wear breathing apparatus, have extinguished the fire, which was restricted to the driver’s cab.

They are using a thermal Image camera to check for any ‘heat spots’ which could cause flames to flare up again.

Highways England staff and Leicestershire Police are at the scene.

Suffolk police slam HGV drivers after recording 350 offences in five days


 

Police in Suffolk said it was “extremely frustrating” that large numbers of HGV drivers are breaking the law, after officers detected over 350 traffic offences in just five days. A joint Norfolk and Suffolk roads and armed policing team used a lorry cab to monitor truckers on the A14, A11 and A12 last month. Between the 25 and 30 April, the police stopped almost 300 vehicles, including 148 HGVs, and detected 356 offences including not wearing a seatbelt; using a […][1]



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