M42 closed for repairs after lorry fire

Drivers have been warned to expect delays as part of the M42 in Warwickshire remained closed after a lorry fire.

The motorway was shut southbound between junction 10 for Tamworth and nine for the M6 Toll after the HGV caught fire on the hard shoulder at about 13:30 BST on Wednesday.

National Highways said the removal of the lorry and its load of cardboard was a slow process and was not completed until 05:00 BST on Thursday.

A spokesperson for the organisation said the entire width of the carriageway needed resurfacing before it could be safely reopened.