A lorry load of Pringles was destroyed after a truck caught fire on a motorway in England.

Highways England confirmed that the M1 northbound exit slip road in Derbyshire had been closed as a result of the incident at around 7am yesterday morning.

The driver was reportedly able to come to a safe stop before detaching the tractor unit, with the load, trailer and road suffering damage.

Images appeared to show numerous Pringles tubes strewn across the road, many burnt beyond recognition.

The incident was cleared by the afternoon and one of the UK's busiest motorways re-opened to traffic.