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M6 reopens after massive lorry fire melts road

The aftermath of the lorry fire which closed the M6. Credit: PA

The M6 has reopened following a massive lorry fire which melted part of the road.

Drivers endured hours of misery queues after the motorway was shut for most of the day.

All three lanes were reopened shortly after 5.20pm according to Highways England, nearly 16 hours after the initial fire broke out.

A statement on its website said: "The M6 southbound between junction 13 (Stafford south) and junction 12 (Cannock) has fully re-opened after an earlier severe HGV fire and subsequent extensive resurfacing work. All lanes are now running."

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