A lorry fire is causing traffic delays on the A1 this afternoon (Monday).
Police are advising motorists of likely delays on the A1 Dublin Road north-bound lane near the junction of the Drumsalliagh Road, which is closed due to a vehicle fire.
Motorists are being advised to avoid the area completely, if possible, as emergency crews deal with the incident.
Diversions are in place.
There is no anticipated time of re-opening at this early stage.
You can follow traffic updates on Twitter with @TrafficWatchNI
Co Down: There is a vehicle on fire on the A1 Dublin Road near the junction with Drumsallagh Road. This is just south of Loughbrickland. There are reports of long delays in both directions. It is unclear if the area is passable. Please avoid the area. (15:51)
— Trafficwatch NI (@TrafficwatchNI) November 19, 2018
Police are advising of possible delays on the A1 Dublin Road, North Bound lane near the junction of the Drumsalliagh Road, which is closed due to a vehicle fire. Diversions are in place.
— PSNI Road Policing (@PSNITraffic) November 19, 2018
A lorry is on fire on the #A1 Dublin Road (NORTH BOUND) close to its junction with the Drumsallagh Road just south of #Loughbrickland. Diversions are in place. We're getting reports of long delays in both directions of the A1 at the moment #Newry https://t.co/e4jhp1KmBP
— BBCNI Travel (@BBCNITravel) November 19, 2018
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