Major road in Leicestershire closed after HGV fire melts the road surface

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Drivers are being warned of a major road closure in Leicestershire[2] this morning after a fierce HGV fire melted the carriageway surface. Workers are to carry out carriageway repairs works today after the lorry fire on the A47 Dodwells Road, Hinckley[3], damaged the road surface.

The shell of the lorry on Dodswell Road Police[4] have advised motorist to find another route as Dodwells Road, between Wykin Road and Roston Drive, remains closed due to the repair work. Fire crews were called out at 11.36pm yesterday by the driver after the lorry burst into flames.

read more: Jailed: Armed robbers who raided Aldi and Lidl stores in Leicester[6][5] Several members of the public also raised the alarm after seeing the flames. Two fire crews from Hinckley and one from Market Bosworth[7] and one from Wigston[8] used foam to extinguish the flames.

The HGV was destroyed in the blaze. It is believed the fire was caused by an engine fault. The driver was not hurt in the incident.

A fire service spokeswoman said: “The HGV was well alight when we got there. “The fire was deep seated in the engine. We did not get the stop message on the fire until 5.30am.”

A police spokesperson said: “Dodwells Road near to Wykin Road is currently closed due to a lorry fire. “Carriageway repairs are being undertaken. Local diversions are in place.

“Drivers please avoid if possible.” It is not known when the road will re-open. Diversions are in place.

read more: Independent election candidate crowdfunds campaign to topple Keith Vaz in Leicester East[10][9]

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  2. ^ Leicestershire (www.leicestermercury.co.uk)
  3. ^ Hinckley (www.leicestermercury.co.uk)
  4. ^ Police (www.leicestermercury.co.uk)
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  6. ^ Jailed: Armed robbers who raided Aldi and Lidl stores in Leicester (www.leicestermercury.co.uk)
  7. ^ Market Bosworth (www.leicestermercury.co.uk)
  8. ^ Wigston (www.leicestermercury.co.uk)
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  10. ^ Independent election candidate crowdfunds campaign to topple Keith Vaz in Leicester East (www.leicestermercury.co.uk)

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