Lorry fire leads to closure of Woodhead Pass

Firefighters dealt with a blaze on the Woodhead Pass this morning
Firefighters dealt with a blaze on the Woodhead Pass this morning

The Woodhead Pass is closed this morning because of a serious lorry fire.

The blaze broke out between the Flouch roundabout and Dunford Bridge in the early hours of this morning, Monday, November 5.

A lorry went up in flames on the Woodhead Pass this morning

A lorry went up in flames on the Woodhead Pass this morning

Highways England said the lorry was carrying wood chippings.

The blaze is out but the carriageway needs to be inspected before the road can re-open.

A lorry caught fire on the Woodhead Pass this morning

A lorry caught fire on the Woodhead Pass this morning