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Lorry fire shuts M6 northbound at Junction 32

Posted on - 10th December, 2017 - 8:50pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, News, Roads, Transport
Lorry fire on the M6 at Preston Pic: LancsRoadPolice
Lorry fire on the M6 at Preston Pic: LancsRoadPolice

Emergency services are dealing with a lorry fire just beyond Junction 32 of the M6.

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The motorway is shut from the Broughton junction on the northbound and was shut on the southbound side.

Update: Lanes now back open on M6 after lorry fire

A lorry is ablaze and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service are in attendance.

Traffic is being diverted off the motorway to the Broughton roundabout and then up the A6 to Junction 33.

The southbound closure was lifted around 9.45pm on Sunday – and Highways England say they are working to release trapped traffic on the northbound side.

The lorry fire facing firefighters
The lorry fire facing firefighters

The fire began shortly after 8.30pm on Sunday (10 December).

Read more: M55 roadworks to see closures between Kirkham and Preston

Police say no one has been hurt in the fire but the motorway carriageway on the northbound side is going to need urgent repairs.

A spokesman for the fire service said: “We are continuing to bring the fire under control.

“We have four fire engines at the scene, from Preston, Lancaster and Fulwood.

“We have used around 80 litres of foam so far.”

The motorway is not expected to reopen until at least 10.45pm.

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