UPDATE: Trapped traffic has now been released and lane three is set to open in around 15 minutes. 

A Highways England tweet said: "We've now opened up lane 3 on the #M5 southbound between J3-J4 past the burnt out HGV.

"This is for trapped traffic ONLY. We have a gritter en-route to treat lanes 1 & 2 which have been affected by water used to extinguish the fire. Carriageway remains closed to all other traffic."

There is currently over two miles of queueing traffic from junction 3. 

Recovery has been requested, and a gritter is now on scene on the #M5 southbound between J3-J4.

MAIN STORY: A LORRY fire has blocked the M5 between junction 3 and junction 4 near Bromsgrove.

The road is currently closed southbound, with fire crews in attendance. 

Thick smoke was seen billowing from the lorry. 

A tweet by Highways England said: "The #M5 in the West Midlands remains closed southbound between J3 and J4 due to the HGV fire.

"The fire brigade continue efforts to dampen down the vehicle. Due to the freezing temperatures, the carriageway will require gritting before we can reopen and let any traffic past."

The burnt out lorry, belongs to Arrow XL, whose building was the site of a huge fire in April 2017 leaving it in ruins. 

A West Midlands Fire Service spokesman said: “The incident involves a large good vehicle with trailer well alight. The vehicle contains a non-hazardous load.

“We sent crews to the scene at 6.18am from Oldbury, Haden Cross and Woodgate Valley, who are wearing two breathing apparatus and there is one hose reel in use.”

The West Midlands Ambulance Service was not called. 

The video is by Cristian Miculaiciuc.