A31 lorry fire causing traffic delays

A LORRY blaze is causing hold-ups for motorists on the A31 near Stoney Cross this morning (Friday).

Responding to a call-out around 9.40am, firefighters from Ringwood and Burley spent about an hour battling flames engulfing the large goods vehicle eastbound near Picket Post.

The carriageway remained partially blocked between the A338 and the M27, and at around 10.40am delays of up to 50 minutes were reported to have been stretching back to Ringwood.

Traffic was also reported to have been moving slowly eastbound on the A35 near Lyndhurst around 11.15am, with delays of about 20 minutes, after being diverted from the scene.

Fire crews battle lorry fire on M27 approach with road blocked and heavy delays

The incident happened on the A31 eastbound just before Stoney Cross in the New Forest at around 10am.

The road leads straight onto the M27[1] but motorists are now being warned to expect lengthy delays to get onto the main route.

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Delays of around 50 minutes were reported at the time of publication – an increase of 20 minutes from a previous post.

Fire crews from Ringwood and Burley are currently at the scene.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service posted on Twitter: ‘We are currently dealing with a lorry fire on the A31 eastbound just prior to Stoney Cross – expect some travel disruption.’

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