Essex

M11 lorry fire closes road in Essex

Lorry fire on M11 Image copyright Gordon Ridgewell
Image caption Crews from Saffron Walden, Stansted, Newport and Great Dunmow were called to the fire

A blazing lorry caused traffic chaos on the M11 earlier, closing the southbound carriageway.

Essex Fire Service said the lorry was "100% alight" by the time its firefighters attended the blaze between junctions 8 and 9.

The crews were called just after 11:00 BST and put out the fire by midday.

The East of England Ambulance Service sent an ambulance but said no-one was harmed in the blaze. The southbound carriageway has since reopened.

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