Lorry fire at Scotch Corner causes slip road closure

A lorry fire at Scotch Corner is causing problems for motorist today.

The fire has been extinguished but the lorry has not yet been recovered.

The northbound slip road at the junction of the A1(M) is due to remain closed throughout the morning.

Fire crew were called out at just after 3am.

Crews extinguished the trailer using breathing apparatus and hose reels.

The cause is believed to be due to overheating brakes.