Lorry’s brakes burst into flames on busy Fen road as police and firefighters forced to close one lane of traffic during rush hour

16 September, 2019 - 11:51
Fire crews were forced to close one lane of traffic as they doused the flames from a lorry’s brakes at the A47 at Thorney Toll. Picture: Twitter/Fen Cops

Fire crews were forced to close one lane of traffic as they doused the flames from a lorry’s brakes at the A47 at Thorney Toll. Picture: Twitter/Fen Cops

Twitter/Fen Cops

It was commuter chaos on the A47 in Fenland this morning after a lorry’s brakes burst into flames at Thorney Toll.

It is not yet confirmed what the lorry was carrying but on-scene pictures show a large tanker trailer pulled up at the side of the road.

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Firefighters were called early this morning (September 16) as police officers arrived to shut off one lane of traffic along Wisbech Road.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said: "Police were called at 5.53am today by the fire service to reports of a lorry on fire on the A47, Thorney Toll.

"Emergency services attended and officers remained at the scene to assist while a recovery took place. There were no reported injuries."


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