M6 Lorry Fire

Delays, road closed in both directions and stationary traffic due to a hydrochloride chemical tanker fire on M6.

Pictures of M6 lorry fire

Fire crews at the scene of the lorry fire
Fire crews at the scene of the lorry fire Credit: ITV Central
Traffic is being turned round on the M6 Northbound carriage
Traffic is being turned round on the M6 Northbound carriage Credit: ITV Central
West Midlands Ambulance Service are on the scene
West Midlands Ambulance Service are on the scene Credit: ITV Central
Traffic is being turned around at Corley services
Traffic is being turned around at Corley services Credit: ITV Central

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Tweets from motorists caught up in M6 chaos

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What a waste of a day did nt even make it to Bham thanks to the lorry fire on the #m6 at least am not still stuck in that traffic

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Over 100 people who were in cars caught up in the cordon around the lorry fire on the M6 have been taken to Corley S... http://t.co/N7AmLwMi

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So I've been sat on the #M6 for the last three hours due to a lorry chemical fire! Been on the news that it's likely to go on for another...

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M6 fire: Motorists evacuated from vehicles

Motorists whose vehicles are stuck on the M6 close to the chemical lorry fire have been evacuated from their vehicles as a precautionary measure.

Traffic is currently tailing back to junction two on the northbound carriageway and to junction five on the southbound carriageway.

The motorway is expected to remain closed for several hours and motorists are advised to avoid the area if at all possible.

M6 fire: 800m exclusion zone

An 800m exclusion zone has been requested by the fire service due to chemicals following a lorry fire on the M6.

Traffic is currently unable to gain access to the M6 from the M42 J7A. Traffic also can't join the M6 Southbound from the M6 Toll at J3A.

Corley Services access is also restricted.

ROAD: M6 - FURTHER UPDATE

Cordon is in place while chemical is identified. Ambulance staff are treating nine people.

M6 closed in both directions between J3 A444 / B4113 (Nuneaton / Bedworth / Coventry) and J4 M42 / A446 (Coleshill), congestion on M6 to J2 M69 / A46 (Coventry) Northbound.

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