VIDEO UPDATE 6.40PM: Lorry fire on A17 at Holbeach

Fire crews are still tackling the lorry fire on the A17 in Holbeach and it is thought the road will be closed for some hours, if not all night.

It has been confirmed that the lorry driver was not hurt.

BREAKING NEWS THURSDAY 5PM: The A17 in Holbeach is closed at its junction with Penny Hill Road and Park Road because of a lorry fire. Traffic is being diverted through the town centre after a lorry carrying 30 tonnes of hay caught alight at about 3pm.

Lorry load of straw on fire at A17 Holbeach. Firefighters containthe blaze which was close to trees.

Lorry load of straw on fire at A17 Holbeach. Firefighters containthe blaze which was close to trees.

Police are warning drivers that the road is likely to be closed for several hours while fire crews tackle the blaze.