A1 reopens after 24-hour closure following double lorry fire between Grantham and Stamford

The A1 southbound between Stamford and Grantham reopened at just after 6am this morning, Wednesday August 5, following yesterday’s double lorry fire.

The carriageway has been resurfaced overnight after two lorries collided and caught fire near the Stretton/Greetham turn at around 7am on Tuesday.

The aftermath of the lorry fire on the A1 today

The aftermath of the lorry fire on the A1 today

Fire crews extinguished the fire within a couple of hours but the road remained closed after the heat of the blaze melted and charred the tarmac.

The southbound carriageway was closed throughout the day between the A606 at Stamford and A607 at Grantham.

The diversion route via Melton Mowbray and Oakham also caused long delays for motorists in those towns.

No serious injuries to the drivers were reported and the northbound carriageway remained open throughout, although there was slow traffic past the scene of the fire as drivers looked on at the remains of the two HGVs.

The aftermath of the lorry fire on the A1 today

The aftermath of the lorry fire on the A1 today

A burning lorry on the A1 near Stretton. Photo: @Helimed53 EMN-150408-101707001

A burning lorry on the A1 near Stretton. Photo: @Helimed53 EMN-150408-101707001

The aftermath of the lorry fire on the A1 today

The aftermath of the lorry fire on the A1 today

The aftermath of the lorry fire on the A1 today

The aftermath of the lorry fire on the A1 today