Page last updated at 19:44 GMT, Monday, 9 February 2009

Long tailbacks after lorry fire

M5
The incident happened early on Monday (picture: John Gallagher)

A fire involving a lorry carrying paper caused miles of tailbacks for several hours on the M5 motorway.

Two lanes were closed until Monday afternoon between junctions six and five northbound in Worcestershire after the incident in the morning.

There were tailbacks of about four miles (6.3km) at lunchtime and traffic could leave the M5 north at junction six, but not get on there.

Traffic levels returned to normal by about 1815 GMT.



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