Live updates as A1 closed in Yorkshire after horrific lorry blaze

The A1 has been completely closed after a blazing lorry fire broke out in the early hours of this morning. Emergency services rushed to the major route in South Yorkshire just after midnight today, September 15, after reports of a lorry carrying a load vegetables on fire. The northbound side of the A1 has been completely closed between junction 38 for Campsall and junction 39 for Barnsdale Bar.

Highways England have warned that the road will remain closed well into the day due to the complex recovery process.

There are long delays on the approach and a diversion route in place.

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