Persistent problems on the A5 in the direction of Frankfurt: A truck caught fire, the recovery is complex. It took two hours just to put out the fire.
A burning truck caused a kilometer-long traffic jam on Autobahn 5 near Romrod (Vogelsbergkreis) on Saturday morning. According to initial findings, the fire broke out due to a technical defect, as announced by the highway police in Bad Hersfeld. The fire was extinguished after about two hours. As a result, nobody was injured.
As a result of the fire, the A5 towards Frankfurt was closed. According to the police, there was a five-kilometer traffic jam. “The recovery will take a little longer,” said a spokesman. The traffic jam will first be cleared so that the cars that have been waiting can drive off. The scene of the accident should then be closed again and traffic diverted to the Alsfeld West exit.