A1081 closed leading up to airport after coach fire

The A1081 has been closed after a coach caught fire on the motorway.

Thursday, 22nd September 2016, 12:22 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 3:01 pm

Dozens of holidaygoers were spotted walking along the motorway with their suitcases after the coach was evactuated.

An eyewitness said: “This white coach caught fire and the driver ordered everyone off.

“The plumes of smoke rising out of it were unbelievable.

“So many people were walking down the motorway with their suitcases. The whole road’s closed and I hope people don’t miss their flights!”

A Bedfordshire Police spokesman said the force was called at 10.35am to divert traffic and the road currently remains closed.