Wednesday, 5.25pm: A lorry carrying tonnes of hay caught fire this afternoon and has resulted in the closure of the A16 between Ulceby Cross near Alford and Kenwick Top at Louth.
The fire began at around 1pm this afternoon on the road just South of Burwell.
Lincolnshire Police and two fire appliances are still at the scene and a specialist unit was drafted in from Lincoln.
The road will be closed late into this evening due to road surface damage from the fire.
Road detours are currently in place to ease traffic congestion.
Lincolnshire Police advise motorists to please avoid the area if possible and plan your journey time to make allowances in finding an alternative route.