Photos show dramatic aftermath of fire on M11 after lorry and transporter crash

Dramatic photos released by fire crews have shown the extent of a fire caused after a lorry and car transporter collided on the M11. The crash happened early this morning, September 1, with emergency services rushing to the scene. Both vehicles involved in the crash had caught on fire, with the lorry ending up down an embankment off the side of the road.

Multiple fire crews battled the blazes and heavy traffic built in the area following the road closure. The collision occurred on the M11 in Essex between Duxford and Bishops Stortford just before 5am this morning.There was also a fuel spillage as a result of the crash. Read more: Updates as lorry and car transporter catch fire after M11 crash near Duxford

The vehicle fires were extinguished by multiple fire crews and recovery work is currently underway to recover the vehicles and remove the debris. However, drivers have been warned to expect delays and for the southbound carriageway to remain closed for much of the day. The northound carriageway re-opened at around 7.25am, though congestion on the road remains due to onlookers.

Four ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, police and fire crews all attended the scene between Duxford and Bishops Stortford. One person was rushed to Addenbrooke's Hospital for treatment of possible smoke inhalation.

The accident took place just before 5am which involved a lorry and car transporterThe accident took place just before 5am which involved a lorry and car transporter

The accident caused around five and a half miles of queueing traffic south of Junction 9 since the early hours of the morning. The road is also closed at Junction 10 in Duxford, as there is no exit southbound at Junction 9 with stationary traffic building in the area.

Essex police issued this statement earlier today: "The M11 is closed between junction 9 for Saffron Walden and junction 8 for Stansted while firefighters deal with an incident. We were called to reports of a road traffic collision today at 4.42am. "Our Control teams have sent firefighters from Stansted, Saffron Walden, Newport and Linton (Cambridgeshire).

Please avoid the area while our crews deal with this incident. We will provide an update as soon as it is available".

The aftermath of the car transporter fireThe aftermath of the car transporter fire

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at 4:39am on September 1 to reports of a road traffic collision on the M11 involving two lorries. "Four ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and the Hazardous Area Response Team attended the scene.

Two patients were assessed at the scene and one was conveyed to Addenbrooke's Hospital for treatment for possible smoke inhalation." Essex County Fire and Rescue have said: "The M11 is closed between junction 9 for Saffron Walden and junction 8 for Stansted while firefighters deal with an incident. We were called to reports of a road traffic collision today at 4.42am.

There was also a fuel spillage and the lorry went down an embankmentThere was also a fuel spillage and the lorry went down an embankment

"Our Control teams have sent firefighters from Stansted, Saffron Walden, Newport and Linton (Cambridgeshire).

Please avoid the area while our crews deal with this incident. We will provide an update as soon as it is available." Station Manager for Essex Fire and Rescue, Lee Hurst said: "Due to the complicated nature of this incident and to ensure the safety of crews and road users, the London-bound carriageway is still closed and is likely to remain closed for the most of the day.

"We are working with our partners to release traffic caught in queues and we'd like to thank drivers for their patience and support."

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