June 6, 2019 4.11 pm This story is over 57 months old

Tractor fire causing A17 delays

It looks to be causing heavy traffic

A tractor fire on the A17 is causing delays on Thursday afternoon.

According to AA Traffic it was reported that it caught fire on the stretch of road between Newark and Leadenham at around 1.30pm on Thursday, June 6. The road is partially blocked on the A17 both ways between Stragglethorpe Lane and Woodgate Lane.

Sir William Robertson Academy posted on social media saying the A17 is closed both ways between Leadenham and Beckingham.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “We were called at 1.50pm to the A17 at Brant Broughton, following a report of a tractor on fire. We are supporting our colleague at Fire & Rescue with this incident.”

The extent of any injuries are not yet known. Reporters contacted EMAS and Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue, but there was no response by the time of publication.