Car fire shuts A5 near Shrewsbury

The A5 near Shrewsbury was shut to traffic while the emergency services dealt with a car fire today.

Firefighters were called to the Woodcote roundabout on the outskirts of the town just after 9.30am.

They used two hosereel jets and breathing apparatus to tackle the fire. The police were also in attendance.

Crews extinguished the flames. The road remained closed westbound and severe delays were reported in the area of the Dobbies roundabout.

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