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A Warburton's lorry has caught fire on the M6 near Lymm

Warburtons lorry on fire Credit: HGV Cop/Twitter

The Thelwall Viaduct near Lymm has been completely shut southbound as emergency services work to put out the blaze.

Witnesses say traffic is back up for miles because of the fire between J21 at Woolston and J20 the Lymm Interchange.Police are urging motorists to avoid the area and find alternative routes if possible warning of long delays.

Anyone stuck in the congestion is asked to stay in their vehicles while the incident is ongoing.

NW Motorway Police tweeted:

We have pedestrians leaving their vehicles and walking toward the scene,please don't this is not SAFE.

Vehicles stuck in the traffic M6 sb at J21 are not to turn and go against the flow of traffic, we have further fire engines making.

– NW Motorway Police

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Police have now confirmed that one lane has been opened to relieve traffic.

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Safety warning after boy lies down on tram track

Boy lying on Metrolink track Credit: MEN Syndication

There's warnings about the dangers of messing around near Greater Manchester's Metrolink after a boy was caught on camera lying down on the track.

A concerned passenger took the photo outside Wythenshawe Park station on the Manchester Airport line last month.

Metrolink say the boy’s stunt could have been potentially fatal and that his friends also risked serious injury by sitting on the platform edge with their legs hanging out.



Traffic update: M60 closed in both directions

Reports of M60 both ways closed, queueing traffic due to accident, three vehicles involved between J8 A6144 (Carrington) and J9 A5081 / B5158 (Trafford Park).

Affecting traffic travelling between Sale and Eccles.

System fault delays flights at Manchester Airport

The airport says engineers are working to resolve the issue. Credit: PA

A technical issue has caused significant delays to flights in and out of Manchester airport.

Passengers are asked to check live flight information after a fault with the airport's Electronic Flight Progress Strip System led to a reduction in the number of flights departing and arriving.

The system monitors and ensures the safe movement of planes on the airport's runways and taxiways as well as in local airspace.

Manchester Airport says engineers are currently working to rectify the problem.

You can check live flight information here.

If you are due to fly from Manchester this evening, you are advised to monitor live departure information or contact your airline for further information.

Engineers are currently working to rectify the situation as soon as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience to passengers.

The safety of our passengers is our number one priority and we will work to return the airport to full operation at the earliest opportunity.

– Manchester Airport spokesperson
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