Lorry fire on major road near Chesterfield causes traffic to be stopped

Traffic was temporarily stopped by police on a major road near Chesterfield after a lorry has caught fire while driving.

Monday, 1st February 2021, 9:54 am

Motorists on the A38 Southbound at Watchorn – which connects to the A61 towards Chesterfield and Matlock came to a standstill earlier this morning (February 1) while police and emergency workers tackled the blaze.

A lorry caught fire while driving on the road, causing the the road to be temporarily closed off.

Traffic has now been released, but lane 1 remains closed until the vehicle has been recovered.

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A lorry fire has caused traffic to be stopped on the A38 Southbound at Watchorn - which connects to A61 in Chesterfield and Matlock.

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