Vehicle fire leads to motorway delays

Traffic on the M27 this evening

Traffic on the M27 this evening

by Julian Robinson , Eastleigh Chief Reporter 4:58pm Monday 14th January 2013 in News

MOTORISTS are facing rush hour delays on a busy Hampshire motorway after a fire in the trailer of an articulated lorry.

The M27 is partially blocked with smoke blowing across the lanes near junction eight at Park Gate.

Fire crews from St Mary's and Fareham were called to reports of a small blaze in the empty trailer compartment of a lorry on the westbound hard shoulder.

They are currently using a jet to extinguish the flames.

Long queues of traffic have been reported with one lane closed. It is not yet clear when the motorway will be fully reopened.

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9:58pm Mon 14 Jan 13 Niel says…

A minor inconvenience, unlike the farce at J9 and Segensworth roundabouts, where the traffic lights seem to be set to cause the maximum chaos possible... I wonder if that's related to the Yew Tree Drive gate opening trials...

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12:35pm Tue 15 Jan 13 Hampshire Corn and Bread says…

Niel wrote…

A minor inconvenience, unlike the farce at J9 and Segensworth roundabouts, where the traffic lights seem to be set to cause the maximum chaos possible... I wonder if that's related to the Yew Tree Drive gate opening trials...

What's the latest on those trials? Will it be permanent ?

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2:51pm Tue 15 Jan 13 Niel says…

Hampshire Corn and Bread wrote…

Niel wrote…

A minor inconvenience, unlike the farce at J9 and Segensworth roundabouts, where the traffic lights seem to be set to cause the maximum chaos possible... I wonder if that's related to the Yew Tree Drive gate opening trials...
What's the latest on those trials? Will it be permanent ?

A lot want it to be, however a Fareham Councillor who live's along there doesn't want it at all, not even the trial...

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