Delays on A1 and A14 in Huntingdonshire after lorry catches fire

Firefighters extinguished a fire in a lorry carring rubber and plastic. Picture: CAMBS FIRE SERVICE

Firefighters extinguished a fire in a lorry carring rubber and plastic. Picture: CAMBS FIRE SERVICE - Credit: Archant

An early morning lorry fire is causing lengthy delays on the A1 and A14 spur.

Three lanes of the northbound carriageway just after the Alconbury junction are closed after a fire broke out in a lorry just before 4am today (Monday).

Four crews from Huntingdon, Sawtry and Yaxley arrived to find the lorry, which was carrying plastic and rubber, well alight.

A spokesman for the fire service said they called for a water carrier appliance from RAF Alconbury as they were struggling with water supply.

She added: “The Environment Agency have been informed due to the water run off because of the contents of the lorry.”


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The road was reopened by 1.30pm.

The problem was exacerbated by the full closure of the A14 westbound at Thrapston with motorists diverted north on the A1.

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