Long tailbacks on M1 motorway after lorry fire
- 7 February 2013
- From the section Northern Ireland
There were long tailbacks on the M1 motorway on Thursday morning following a lorry fire hours earlier.
Vehicles were backed up for about four miles between the junctions of Lurgan and Moira during rush hour.
The Belfast-bound carriageway was completely closed at Lough Road, Lurgan, as the lorry was removed. Police said the road had now been reopened.
A police spokesperson thanked motorists for their patience.
The lorry, which went on fire on Wednesday at 18:00 GMT, was still smouldering at about 09:00 GMT on Thursday. The road reopened fully on Thursday afternoon.