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WATCH: Road reopens after lorry fire

PUBLISHED: 11:47 26 March 2020 | UPDATED: 15:49 26 March 2020

A fire has closed the A120 in both directions near Colchester. Picture: TONY MURRAY

A fire has closed the A120 in both directions near Colchester. Picture: TONY MURRAY

TONY MURRAY

The A120 near Colchester has reopened in both directions after an earlier lorry fire.

Traffic was building on the A120 and the A12 as a result of the vehicle fire, which blocked the eastbound carriageway near Elmstead before the A133.

In a tweet, Highways England said: “Many thanks to @ECFRS the #A120 Essex #Elmstead #Colchester westbound carriageway has been re-opened. The eastbound carriageway remains CLOSED to allow recovery of the lorry and carriageway clean-up following the fire.”

An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Firefighters were called to a vehicle fire between the A120 and A133 at Ardleigh at 10.49am.

“On arrival, crews reported that a lorry was on fire and worked to extinguish it by 1:03pm.”

Essex Police were also in attendance to ensure a safe road closure is in place.

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