E19 motorway southbound closed outside Antwerp

The E19 Antwerp-Brussels motorway southbound has been closed following a serious accident involving a lorry.

The accident happened at Edegem outside Antwerp.  A lorry with a trailer experienced a burst tyre and ended up on its side.  The lorry driver was seriously injured.  No other vehicles were involved.

Drivers bound for Brussels are urged to use the A12 via Boom. Drivers making for Hasselt from Ghent are advised to travel via Brussels.