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A1M reopened after lorry fire between Doncaster and Pontefract

Lorry fire on A1M Image copyright Highways England
Image caption The recovery of the lorry was complex, says Highways England

Part of the A1M north which was closed following a lorry fire has reopened, Highways England has said.

The road was shut between J38 Redhouse near Doncaster and J39 Barnsdale Bar near Pontefract.

After the fire was put out, the recovery of the lorry, which was loaded with vegetables, meant the road was not opened until about 14:00 BST.

The driver was not injured. The road will be resurfaced later and a lane closure could still cause delays.

Image copyright HIGHWAYS ENGLAND
Image caption The northbound carriageway was completely closed
Image copyright HIGHWAYS ENGLAND
Image caption Motorists were advised to avoid the area

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