Major Staffordshire road closed due to vehicle fire

A major Staffordshire road is shut due to a vehicle fire tonight. Police and firefighters are at the blaze on the A449 Stafford Road in Stafford – near the junction with Herbert Road. Shortly before 12.30am this morning (Saturday August 3), police asked motorists to avoid the area.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said:  “We are currently at the scene of a vehicle fire on the A449 Stafford Road, Stafford. (Junction Herbert Road) The road is closed. Please avoid the area.” The vehicle appears to be a lorry.

We have no further information at this stage.

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