Fire crews were called to a lorry which caught fire after it hit a bridge due to the high winds.Advertisement
Five fire engines from Lancashire and Greater Manchester attended the scene on the M6 near Junction 28 (Leyland) after the fire started following a road traffic collision and the vehicle subsequently hit a bridge.
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By 7am, the fire had been extinguished, using four breathing apparatus and three hose reels and the M6 southbound had reopened.
The driver of the vehicle escaped with the help of other motorists and was treated by paramedics from North West Ambulance Service and is now being treated at a hospital.
All agencies involved are working in difficult conditions to reopen the northbound side of the M6 – with long delays in both directions.
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