Login Register

Van fire melts road

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: May 14, 2014

By Abbey Buxton

  • Firefighters extinguish the van fire. Inset, the blaze in progress.

Comments (0)

THE A53 Leek to Buxton Road was closed for almost four hours after a van burst into flames while travelling and melted the road surface.

At 3.45pm on Friday, May 9, Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue were called to a large fire on the highway between Blackshaw Moor and Upper Hulme.

On Police arrival a white Citreon Berlingo van was well ablaze. The van was full with fuel and for safety reasons the road was closed and a cordon put in place. The fire completely burned out the van and melted the road surface.

Burning oil was also on the road so it had to remain closed to allow Highways officers to clean up and conduct emergency road repairs.

Related content

Staffordshire Police fully reopened the road at approximately 7pm and a spokesman thanked the public for their patience and understanding.

Read more from Leek Post & Times

Do you have something to say? Leave your comment here...

max 4000 characters

YOUR COMMENTS AWAITING MODERATION

 
 

MORE NEWS HEADLINES