Northern Ireland

Long tailbacks on M1 motorway after lorry fire

Burned out lorry
Image caption The lorry has been removed after a lengthy operation

There were long tailbacks on the M1 motorway on Thursday morning following a lorry fire hours earlier.

Vehicles were backed up for about four miles between the junctions of Lurgan and Moira during rush hour.

The Belfast-bound carriageway was completely closed at Lough Road, Lurgan, as the lorry was removed. Police said the road had now been reopened.

A police spokesperson thanked motorists for their patience.

Image caption The lorry was on fire on Wednesday night at the side of the motorway

The lorry, which went on fire on Wednesday at 18:00 GMT, was still smouldering at about 09:00 GMT on Thursday. The road reopened fully on Thursday afternoon.