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Police urge drivers to take care passing scene of lorry fire on M6

Credit: Highways England

Police are urging drivers on the M6 to take care as they drive pass the scene of a lorry fire in Cumbria.

Two lanes are closed on the Northbound carriageway between J36 and J37.

The closures are expected to remain into the morning rush hour.

Credit: Highways England

Please slow down and take care when passing, follow diversions in place & allow extra time for your journey this morning.

– Cumbria Police

Highways England and the police are working to recover the vehicle and clean up fine debris left after the fire.

M6 Southbound closed after lorry crash

Police are asking motorists to avoid the area as there are long delays already. Credit: Highways England

Traffic is being held on the M6 Southbound after two lorries crashed near Crewe.

It happened just before J16, and please say is causing tailbacks all the way back to J17 for Sandbach.

Traffic officers are now on scene and organising recovery for the lorries involved.


M6 shut in both directions following fuel spill

The M6 is currently closed in both directions following a collision with a HGV which has hit the central reservation.

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The crash happened at 11.58am on the southbound carriageway between junctions 20, Lymm interchange, and 19, Knutsford.

A quantity of fuel has split onto the road and as a result the carriageway is closed in both directions. There are no reports of any injuries.

Local diversions are in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area. At this stage we do not know how long it will be closed for, but will update when possible.

TRAVEL: M6 southbound in Cheshire closed due to oil spill and overturned lorry

The M6 Southbound in Cheshire is closed because of an oil spillage caused by an overturned lorry.

The carriageway is closed betweeen J18 (A54 Middlewich/Holmes Chapel) and J17 (A534 Sandbach/Crewe)

Work to recover the overturned lorry is underway.

Traffic is advised to follow the Solid Square diversion - leaving then M6 at J18 and then take the A54, A50, A534 to re-join the M6 at J17.

Police are asking people to be patient when trying to contact them as they are receiving a high number of calls.

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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