Lorry fire causes long A1 de­lays

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

There were miles of queues for driv­ers on the A1 af­ter a lorry car­ry­ing pasta sauce caught fire.

Part of the A1 near Stam­ford was closed on Tues­day af­ter­noon caus­ing eight miles of sta­tion­ary tail­backs. Driv­ers were taken on a long di­ver­sion route to avoid the clo­sure.

Along with the burnt out re­mains of the truck, much if its load had spilt on to the car­riage­way - in­clud­ing both sauce and bro­ken glass jars.

The road was blocked for sev­eral hours be­fore it was even­tu­ally re-opened at about 7.15pm.

Pasta sauce spills onto road dur­ing blaze

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