Image from provincial fire brigade.

Lane reopened to traffic on A-7 in Estepona after lorry fire

Tailbacks stretched for several kilometres on Tuesday afternoon after the incident occurred at kilometre 1057, near Atalaya

ENRIQUE MIRANDA

An accident involving a lorry caused several kilometres of traffic jams on the A-7 dual carriageway in the Estepona area on Tuesday afternoon, 10 January.

According to DGT (directorate-general for traffic) sources, a lorry started to burn on the Malaga-bound carriageway and the right lane had to be closed to traffic, causing several kilometres of traffic jams. The fire brigade worked in the area to extinguish the blaze.

The incident occurred at around 3pm at kilometre 1,057, in the Atalaya-Isdabe area, according to the traffic authority. The lane remained closed for a couple of hours until the vehicle was removed from the road. The driver of the lorry was not hurt.