UPDATE: Gritter lorry catches fire on A14 as queues hit rush-hour drivers

A gritting lorry caught fire on the A14 in Northamptonshire causing major tailbacks heading west on Monday morning.

Monday, 20th January 2020, 7:35 am
Updated Monday, 20th January 2020, 10:08 am
Queues on Northamptonshire's A14 after a gritter lorry caught fire on Monday morning.

And drivers travelling towards Kettering and Wellingborough from the M1 faced more delays of around 20 minutes on their trip to work after a crash closed one lane near Rothwell.

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The Highways England gritter caught fire between Junctions 3 and 2 just after 4am on Monday, January 20.

Queues of up to two miles built up for rush-hour traffic heading from Wellingbroough and Kettering towards the M1 and M6.

Gritters hit the county's roads this weekend as temperatures plummeted leading to heavy overnight frosts.