BRIDGWATER AREA NEWS: Lorry fire on M5

BRIDGWATER AREA NEWS: Lorry fire on M5

FIREFIGHTERS were called out on Friday (September 8, 2017) morning after getting reports of a lorry on fire on the M5 between Bridgwater and Taunton.

The alarm was raised at just after 11.30am to the problem on the northbound carriageway between junction 25 Blackbrook and junction 24 Huntworth.

Firefighters discovered that the articulated lorry had one of its off-side wheels smoking on the trailer unit.

Lane one of the M5 was coned off while fire crews dealt with the situation by cooling the wheel hub, tyre and braking system.

The Highways Agency and police also attended the incident.

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