Emergency services are dealing with a lorry fire just beyond Junction 32 of the M6.Advertisement
The motorway is shut from the Broughton junction on the northbound and was shut on the southbound side.
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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 fire began shortly after 8.30pm on Sunday (10 December).
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HGV fire M6 North J32. North closed while fire and rescue assist. @NWmwaypolice @LancashireFRS @HighwaysNWEST #T3TacOps #MN34 #RL65 pic.twitter.com/ayCUL4kPhv
— Lancs Road Police (@LancsRoadPolice) December 10, 2017
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.