24 July 2020 14:35
A section of the M180 is closed this afternoon after a lorry caught fire. The incident happened on the westbound carriageway shortly before 1.30pm. The area affected is between junction two, for the A161 to Crowle and Epworth and junction one, near Thorne. Highways England has confirmed the closure, with the motorway blocked to traffic between the two junctions. Firefighters from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are at the scene.
Officers from Humberside Police have put a road closure into place at junction two and the force has advised motorists to avoid the area where possible. In a tweet, Humberside Police said: "The M180 is currently closed westbound at junction two to allow emergency services to respond to an ongoing incident. "Motorists are advised to avoid the area where possible." All traffic has been stopped on the M180 near Doncaster after a lorry burst into flames. Emergency services were called to the blaze between junction one and two just after 1.30pm today, Friday July 24. All traffic has been stopped in the westbound lane whilst fire crews work to put out the flames.
Smoke is also blowing across the road onto the other carriageway. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and crews from Humberside are battling the blaze. Follow all of the latest updates on this breaking incident in our live updates below. The motorway was blocked westbound between junctions one, for Tudworth, and two, for Woodhouse, as the fire sent smoke drifting across the carriageway. Highways England said shortly before 2pm today, Friday, July 24, that traffic near Thorne remained stopped while firefighters continued to battle the blaze. Sign up to our daily newsletter The i newsletter cut through the noise Sign up Thanks for signing up! Sorry, there seem to be some issues. Please try again later. Submitting... A lorry fire on the M180 motorway near Thorne, Doncaster (pic: Highways England) Updating drivers at around 2.30pm, it said the fire was under control and it was preparing to reopen the motorway.