Brussels to Antwerp motorway closed due to lorry fire

There is big disruption to traffic on the E19 motorway in Flemish Brabant after a lorry fire closed the motorway that links Brussels with Antwerp. The vehicle caught fire on the Vilvoorde Cargo junction of the motorway causing a tailback stretching many kilometres.   

Although the fire has been put out part of the lorry’s road has been strewn over the road. As it is made up of hazardous goods the Civil Defence Agency will need to clear it from the road. The disruption could persist for some time yet. The Flemish Traffic Centre advises motorists wishing to travel between Brussels and Antwerp to seek an alternative route.