Traffic chaos on A500 as car bursts into flames moments after crash

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorists are being advised to avoid the A500 after a car burst into flames just moments after the road cleared following an earlier crash. Firefighters, from Sandyford and Hanley, are in attendance at the scene on the northbound carriageway near Tunstall. An earlier crash, also on the northbound carriageway, had caused congestion to back up around four miles towards Sideway roundabout. The dual carriageway fully reopened by 3.25pm, but fire crews were called to the latest incident just 10 minutes later. Read MoreDrug dealer jailed for eight years after £300,000 stash of crack cocaine found hidden in Stoke-on-Trent woodland   A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “We were called at 3.36pm to the A500 north near the Tunstall turnoff following reports of a saloon car on fire. “Crews from Sandyford and Hanley are in attendance and are using breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet to extinguish the blaze. “The car was well alight on arrival and a fair amount smoke is billowing across the road.” Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us  @SOTLive or message us on  our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at  StokeonTrentLive .last_img

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