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Lanes back open on M6 after lorry fire at Junction 32

Posted on - 11th December, 2017 - 7:37am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, Preston News, Roads, Transport
All that remains of the lorry after the fire Pic: LancsRoadPolice
All that remains of the lorry after the fire Pic: LancsRoadPolice

Two lanes have been re-opened on the M6 northbound after a lorry fire on Sunday evening.

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The motorway was shut in both directions for two hours on Sunday (10 December) evening after the articulated truck caught fire.

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Highways England said the northbound carriageway had been shut into the early hours of Monday morning while the fire was brought under control by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.

The fire service had to deal with exploding cans in the back of the lorry and the water from their hoses freezing on the road surface as temperatures plummeted to minus five overnight.

The lorry fire facing firefighters
The lorry fire facing firefighters

Repairs have been taking place overnight to the M6 from Junction 32 to Junction 33 and two lanes are back open with one lane still closed for inspections due to damage caused by the fire.

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

No one was hurt in the fire which took four fire crews to put out.

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