M6 traffic chaos as car bursts into flames in middle of motorway – delays and lanes closed

M6: Heavy traffic reported on motorway following incident

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Two lanes were shut between J31 and J31A with fire crews on their way to the scene on Tuesday. Congestion was building on the M6 northbound. Highways England reported that two lanes were shut and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and traffic officers were attending to the scene.

Currently, there are no details that have been released about the vehicle that caught fire.

Also, there are no details if any injuries have been sustained.

The lane closures caused long tailbacks on the northbound carriageway towards the M55 junction.

“@LancashireFRS are currently at scene, Traffic Officers are on their way to the area to assist.”

Traffic monitoring service Inrix reports: “Heavy traffic on M6 in both directions at J31A B6242 Bluebell Way (Longridge).”

Last week a caravan caught fire on the M6 and caused a seven-mile delay.

The incident occurred near Leyland.

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The caravan caught fire between J28 and J27 southbound.

About the incident with the burning caravan, Highways England posted on Twitter: “30 minute delays and approximately 7 miles of congestion approaching a lane 1 (of 3) closure on the #M6 southbound J28 (#Leyland #B5256) to J27 (#Wigan #Parbold) due to an earlier vehicle fire.

“Recovery is on scene.

“Please allow additional time for your journey this afternoon.”

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