Scunthorpe

Car transporter catches fire causing M180 delays

Emergency services rushed to the scene after a car transporter caught fire on the M180 Westbound.

The road was closed just after 3pm and there was queuing traffic on the M180 Westbound from J2 A161 (Gainsborough/Belton) to J1 A18 Tudworth Road (Bawtry).

Police attended to assist. A lane closure was implemented eastbound to assist emergency services. Trapped traffic was then released.

A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “We were called at around 2.45pm with reports that a car transporter was on fire on the westbound carriageway of the M180 near Holme.

“Road closures are in place to allow emergency services to respond and motorists are advised to avoid the area.”