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.