Motorists stuck in up up to an hour of delays and seven miles of traffic jam after the bus fire on A31.
double Decker City Red bus on fire on eastbound roadway of main route near Rufus Stone on Saturday evening.
Firefighters and police blocked the road as the flames spread to the gorse on facet of in dual roadway.
The eastbound roadway was closed fire teams worked. Traffic on the westbound carriageway was also slow.
The delays got worse people travel home from the Bournemouth Air Festival.
@Bournemouthecho bus on fireextending into the trees. To the north near the stone cross. Anyone who leaves Bournemouth finds an alternative route. rice.twitter.com/Potl3TJQLn
— Dee Morcroft (@Dillymork) September 3, 2022
full closure was lifted, but one lane remain shut, with lane on westbound roadway also closed due to a leak.
representative for The Werwood Fire Department said: “The crew from Werwood together with colleagues from Ringwood, Ferndown and Springbourne mobilized on the A31 at Stony Cross to double deck bus on fire.
“The fire was extinguished using 2 nozzles for hose reels and 2 breathing apparatus.
Crews left scene around 21:00 in arms of police and traffic agency.