DRIVERS are warned that the A417 is due to be closed for some time after a lorry fire midway between Birdlip and Cirencester.

The road is currently closed from the Air Balloon roundabout to Cirencester.

The road remains open to traffic travelling from Cirencester towards Birdlip.

Police are urging drivers caught in the delays on the road to remain in their vehicles, for their own safety.

A number of drivers are also taking risks by making a u-turn on the dual carriageway and police remind them that this is a driving offence and puts themselves and other road users at risk.

The emergency services were called to the fire at approximately 7.10am.

No one has been injured in the incident.