KIDLINGTON: A lorry fire closed part of the A34 yesterday morning.

Motorists experienced delays following the blaze on the southbound carriageway just before the Kidlington turn-off.

Two crews from Bicester fire station attended the incident at 6.08am after they were called by the lorry driver.

The cab and part of the load was on fire, but Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said the load was not hazardous.

Firefighters left the scene at about 7.30am and the police were in attendance. Both lanes were closed for about 50 minutes.