UPDATE: Fire closes M275 Portsmouth

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A major fire in a large waste processing unit closes the M275 - Update: M275 back open.

UPDATE 07/07/2024 23:42

National Highways say the M275 has re-opened.

It’s after a huge fire over the weekend at a waste plant in Portsmouth caused thick black smoke to drift across the carriageways, making visibility dangerous.

A change in wind direction and difficulty putting the fire out meant that no sooner had the motorway reopened than police had to close it again—the majority of the closures were between Junction 2 and Junction 12 of the M27.

07/07/2024 12:49

Hampshire Fire and Rescue were called to Tipner Lane in the early hours of Saturday 6th of July.

The fire completely consumed a large waste processing unit containing 117 tonnes of domestic waste material, which was spread over two floors.

A high-volume pumping unit, assisted by high-pressure jets and positive-pressure ventilation systems, was deployed.

Fire and Rescue teams remain on site, monitoring the incident to ensure the area's safety.

It's still unknown when the M275 will fully reopen.

 

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