North Grays, Aveley and West Thurrock hit by congestion as field fires take hold and police close roads for safety
By Neil Speight
19th Jul 2022 | Local News
FIELD fields caused chaos in the A13 corridor through the west of Thurrock this afternoon as emergency services were stretched to the limit in the searing heart.
A major blaze in fields adjacent to Sandy Lane in Aveley caused the closure of the A13 areound the Wennington interchange from early afternoon, then things were compounded by a second field blaze on agricultural land close to the North Stifford interchange and Treacle Mine roundabout.
In a bid to ensure the safety of motorists, police closed a number of roads - but as it coincided with schools closure time, local roads quickly became heavily congested.