M42 traffic chaos as lorry bursts into flames sending plumes of smoke and halting cars

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Traffic has been stopped on the M42 due to a “significant lorry fire”.

Pictures from the scene show a lorry engulfed in flame as traffic grinds to a halt on the busy motorway.

The road has been closed as a result. 

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) are understood to have sent multiple vehicles to the scene of the incident. 

National Highways: West Midlands reported at 8.20pm that the “significant lorry fire” broke out on the M42 northbound between M5 and J1.

Both the link road from the M5 northbound at J4a onto the M42 northbound, and the link road from M42 southbound onto the M5 northbound have been closed.

Emergency service vehicles are now on the scene.

Express.co.uk has contacted National Highways and HWFRS for more information.

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