Lorry fire closes M6 northbound in Cheshire

M6 shut northbound as lorry catches fire Credit: MEN Syndication

The M6 is currently closed northbound while firefighters tackle a lorry fire.

Emergency services were called to the blaze which took place between junction 20, Lymm Interchange, and junction 21, Woolston.

Large clouds of smoke are billowing in both directions along the carriageway. Police have shut all three lanes of the northbound motorway while fire crews tackle the blaze.The lorry has been moved onto the hard shoulder after the entry slip road at junction 20.

Drivers are being advised to avoid the area.A statement from Cheshire Fire said:

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