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Two incidents on A46 cause delays

A fire in Evesham and an overturned lorry on Warwick Road have caused delays on the A46 twice within two days.

Yesterday evening (Sunday 16th) Herefordshire and Worcestershire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a fire at the Texaco petrol station in Twyford, Evesham, where crews extinguished a vehicle that had set ablaze.

A spokesman for Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue said: “Two crews– one each from Evesham and Pershore – were called at 19:59 to a small vehicle on fire on a petrol station forecourt in Twyford.

“A 4x4 vehicle was well alight and extinguished by two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using hosereel jets. The petrol pumps were isolated, and the area was dampened down and checked for hotspots using a thermal imaging camera. Police also attended but there were no casualties.”

There was another road closure this morning (Monday 17th) after a lorry overturned at the roundabout where the A46 meets the Warwick Road. The accident was reported to Warwickshire Police just before 9am and a full road closure was put in place to allow for recovery of the vehicle. Police confirmed there were no injuries and the road was reopened at 11.45am.

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