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Delays on M6 in Lancashire after lorry fire

Highways England is advising drivers to allow extra travel time while emergency resurfacing work is carried out on the M6 in Lancashire.

The M6 in Lancashire Credit: Preston Fire Station

Three out of four lanes on the northbound carriageway are closed between J31 for Preston and J32 for Blackpool after a lorry fire just before 9.30pm yesterday evening.

Firefighters put the lorry fire out Credit: Preston Fire Station

The lorry was carrying a load of car wax and aerosols which spilled across the carriageway causing severe damage to the road.

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Disruption on train services after derailment in Eccles

Train services have been disrupted this morning after a train derailed at Eccles.

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There are:

  • Cancellations on Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria.
  • Cancellations on Northern between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport
  • Cancellations on Transpennine Express between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly

M6 motorway closed at J19 Knutsford after lorry accident

Major delays are expected on the M6 at Knutsford, after an accident involving a lorry.

The main carriageway is expected to remain closed between junctions 18 & 19 throughout the morning.

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Motorists are being diverted off at junction 19 via the exit slip road. They are able to re-join the carriageway via the Junction 19 entry slip road past the incident.

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