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M56 reopens after gas tanker fire shuts motorway for several hours

Cheshire Police said the M56 has now reopened after a gas tanker fire closed the motorway for several hours in both directions.

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The M56 has now reopened following a gas tank fire

The M56 has now fully reopened after a gas tanker burst into flames shutting the motorway for several hours.

No one was hurt in the blast but it led to traffic queues and delays with many being told to avoid the area.

Cheshire Police tweeted it was now fully operational again but traffic was initially slow moving.

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