Road closed due to lorry fire at the Scotch Corner roundabout

The Scotch Corner roundabout on the A1M where it meets the A66. Photograph © Google Street View

Police and fire crews are on the scene of a lorry fire close to the A1M this morning (Wednesday, 5 April).

It is on the A66 as it joins the Scotch Corner roundabout.

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service said: “We are at the roundabout at Scotch Corner following a vehicle fire.

“Please avoid the area if possible as the road is closed while the vehicle is made safe and recovery is made.

“We are working with our colleagues at North Yorkshire Police to reopen the area as soon as possible.”

The lorry fire is on the A66 westbound as it joins the roundabout at J53 Scotch Corner of the A1M.

The A66 is closed for westbound traffic trying to join from the A1M. The roundabout is partially closed so traffic is forced on to the A6108.