A1 northbound closed between North Muskham and Tuxford because of a lorry fire
THE A1 northbound is closed this morning (Thursday, October 1) between North Muskham and Tuxford because of a lorry fire overnight.
Motorists are being warned to avoid the area as the road is likely to be closed for most of the morning.
It follows a fire in a lorry containing chemicals.
The incident was attended by crews from Tuxford, Newark, Collingham and Worksop.
They used six breathing apparatus, hose reels and thermal imaging cameras to deal with the incident.
Emergency services and specialist recovery contractors are now working at the scene.
A statement from Highways Englands says: "For traffic approaching the closure locally, you are advised to expect disruption with extra journey time and may potentially have to re-route your journey.
"If travelling towards this area from much farther afield, you may wish to change your strategic route, allow extra travel time and follow guidance from our on-road variable message signs and media."
Diversions are in place along the A616 and A614.