M6 traffic nightmare as lorry bursts into flames – drivers gridlocked in BOTH directions

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National Highways: West Midlands reported at 7.23am that the M6 between junction 7 and junction 6 has has been closed. 

They added: “Units from West Midlands Fire Service extinguishing fire. 

“Traffic held both ways due to smoke. Incident located on #M6 southbound J7 to J6. 

Central Motorway Police Group on scene also with our Traffic Officers. Delays 30 mins in both directions and increasing quickly. 

“Please plan ahead and consider alternate routes.”

At 7.34 the fire was under control with lanes set to reopen soon.

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