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Thousands of Pringles tubes cover motorway after lorry fire
12 January 2020, 17:02
A motorway was left covered with thousands of burnt tubes of Pringles after a lorry caught fire.
The lorry burst into flames on the M1 near Derbyshire at around 7am, causing the motorway to be closed off.
A slip road was closed as a result.
The driver managed to escape the vehicle unhurt and saved the tractor unit before it caught fire.
Singed tubed of Pringles were seen littering the road from the side of the vehicle after the incident.
The huge cleanup operation meant the road couldn't be reopened until after 2pm.
Highways England tweeted: "The northbound off slip at J25 #M1 still closed due to the ongoing fire incident."