A lorry carrying meat has been destroyed after catching fire on the M50 between Junction 2 (Ledbury) and Junction 3 (Newent).

The incident happened at shortly after 3pm this afternoon on the Eastbound carriageway. The road has been closed for several hours causing significant congestion on surrounding routes.

Fire crews from Ross-on-Wye, Leominster and Ledbury all helped to tackle the blaze.