M1 motorway closed after lorry fire

Published Wednesday, 06 February 2013
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The M1 motorway has been closed in both directions between Moira and Lurgan after a lorry caught fire on Wednesday evening.

M1 motorway closed after lorry fire
A lorry on fire has closed the motorway in both directions. (© UTV)

The burning container vehicle was reported near the main Lurgan turn-off just after 6.30pm.

Police said the road was closed between junctions 9 and 10. Diversions were put in place at Moira and Lough Road.

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service crew have brought the fire under control and remained at the scene on Wednesday night.

A NIFRS spokesperson said the driver had a "lucky escape" after the fire rapidly engulfed the vehicle, which was transporting timber goods.

The motorway was expected to remain closed in both directions until the early hours of Thursday morning.

© UTV News
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SEan in half way up the M1 wrote (660 days ago):
lorry fire extinguished by this am, lorry located safely off side of hard shoulder, no risk to anyone this am and yet, miles of cones and lanes blocked off. complete nonsense and needless disruption. less cones please!
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