Lorry fire closes M180 near Doncaster as dramatic photo shows smoke drifting across carriageway

This is the scene on the M180 motorway near Doncaster after a lorry burst into flames this afternoon.

Friday, 24th July 2020, 2:51 pm

The motorway was blocked westbound between junctions one, for Tudworth, and two, for Woodhouse, as the fire sent smoke drifting across the carriageway.

Highways England said shortly before 2pm today, Friday, July 24, that traffic near Thorne remained stopped while firefighters continued to battle the blaze.

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A lorry fire on the M180 motorway near Thorne, Doncaster (pic: Highways England)

Updating drivers at around 2.30pm, it said the fire was under control and it was preparing to reopen the motorway.

The aftermath of the lorry fire on the M180 near Thorne, Doncaster