Motorists this morning faced rush hour hold ups following a lorry fire.
The incident closed one lane of the northbound carriageway on the M271 at Redbridge Roundabout.
Police were on the scene directing traffic, as delays stretched back towards the city centre.
The road was shut while firefighters tackled the blaze. Once they had it under control, the remnants of the burnt-out vehicle were moved from the carriageway.