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Lorry fire causes severe disruption to M6

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Motorist on the M6 in Warwickshire face severe disruption due to a HGV trailer fire.

Emergency services were called to the incident between junction 2 (Coventry) and junction 1 (Rugby) early this morning (5 November).

On arrival they discovered debris and a large spillage across both sides of the motorway.

Both sides had been closed but the northbound carriageway has now since reopened after the debris was cleared.

The southbound carriageway remains closed whilst recovery work is ongoing.

It is likely to remain closed for some time whilst this work continues.

Southbound road users are advised to follow the ‘hollow triangle’ for the diversion route.

"Diversion route: Exit the M6 at junction 2 onto the M69 northbound to junction 1. Take the exit to A5 eastbound and continue to the A246 junction. Take the A426 southbound to re-join the M6 a junction 1.

"If travelling towards this area from much further afield, delay information will remain visible on on-road variable message signs until delays have cleared."

– A Highways England spokesperson:

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue tweeted they were in attendance to tackle the 'severe lorry fire'.

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