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M6 Junction 31A to Junction 32 only ONE lane open after lorry fire

Posted on - 13th December, 2016 - 7:30am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, News, Ribbleton, Roads, Transport
View from a police car of the lane closures Pic: Lancs Road Police

View from a police car of the lane closures Pic: Lancs Road Police

Highways engineers are continuing to resurface lanes on the M6 after a lorry fire on Monday night.

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Tuesday morning commuters are experiencing long delays as four lanes are closed between Junction 31A and Junction 32 on the motorway near Preston. Only one lane is open for traffic to head north beyond Preston.

The lane closures come due to a paint lorry catching fire on the hard shoulder around 9.30pm on Monday (12 December).

Video footage below shows the explosions from the lorry and its trailer.

Many drivers are diverting off at Junction 31 and 31A and heading through Preston, causing major delays on the A6 (Garstang Road) and the Broughton roundabout.

The southbound motorway was shut between Junction 32 and 31A for a period on MOnday night but has now been reopened.

Smouldering wreck of the lorry on the hard shoulder of the M6

Smouldering wreck of the lorry on the hard shoulder of the M6

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service sent crews from Preston, Leyland, Penwortham and Bamber Bridge to put out the fire.

Firefighters had to divert the run off water into motorway interseptors for ‘environmental reasons’.

It is understood the driver of the lorry was not hurt during the incident.

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