Lorry fire closes A38
THE main A38 through South Devon was closed in both directions after a lorry fire this afternoon.
The A38 Devon expressway was closed at Heathfield, near the Drum Bridges junction.
Traffic was said to be building up in both directions.
The cause of the closure, which took effect around 3.45pm, was said to be the lorry fire and smoke billowing across the dual carriageway.
A Fire Service spokesman said one lorry was well alight when they arrived.
Firefighters using four sets of breathing apparatus and two hosereel jets were fighting the flames.
The road was expected to re-open around 4.45pm.
The Fire Service received numerous calls from passing motorists alerting them to the incident.
Crews were sent from Bovey Tracy and Newton Abbot together with a water bowser from Exeter.
One Plymouth-bound lane was open shortly after 4.30pm but queues were still said to be huge.