Sheffield news Warning lorry explosion to close M18 motorway into morning rush hour PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Highways have told people to avoid the area and plan alternative routes.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Commuters in South Yorkshire are being warned to avoid the M18 tomorrow morning, as it is likely to remain closed following a lorry explosion. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have been on the scene since around 6pm this evening (August 15). The explosion happened on the M18 J2 near Doncaster, with the road expected to remain closed overnight and into rush hour tomorrow morning. An eye witness has described the moment that the lorry went up in flames, saying that it "exploded" in front of him. Posting on Facebook, Dan Hadfield said: "A tanker has just exploded in front of us on the M18. I literally watched it blow up. Utterly terrible here." Photos from the scene show plumes of thick black smoke, billowing from the sides of a lorry. Follow live updates on this lorry fire here. Earlier this evening, a spokesperson for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue confirmed that crews were in attendance.
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. Avoid the area if you can and please be advised that the road is likely be closed overnight in both directions as we deal with this incident." Now, the Highways Agency have confirmed that the M18 will remain closed into tomorrow morning. A spokesperson said: "The #M18 remains closed both ways within J2 near #Doncaster following a serious collision. "The road will remain closed throughout the night and into the morning rush due to complex investigation work , recovery and barrier repairs. Please plan ahead as delays are expected...." Those travelling to or from work should find alternative routes and avoid the area. Read more: Sheffield's former John Lewis building granted Grade II listed status Smell of rain on hot pavement explained by Met Office Horror as man dies suddenly on busy shopping street in York city centre Mum's desperate plea to find three children who went missing at Yorkshire seaside Long-haired bearded man attacks woman in York
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