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M6 near Preston closed due to major lorry fire

Posted on - 12th December, 2016 - 11:05pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, News, Ribbleton, Roads, Transport
Highways England footage shows the lorry on fire

Highways England footage shows the lorry on fire

Part of the M6 near Preston is expected to be closed overnight for resurfacing work after a major vehicle fire.

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A truck was seen ablaze containing paint and aerosols shortly after 9.30pm on Monday (12 December).

Update: Resurfacing work continues on Tuesday morning, with only one lane open

The incident between Junction 31A (Ribbleton/Fulwood) and Junction 32 (Broughton) saw a truck on the hard shoulder. One lane is due to be open while the rest are resurfaced.

A lane on the southbound side has also been closed.

This was the scene on the M6

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