Posted: Wed 6th Oct 2021

Updated: Long delays on M6 in Cheshire following earlier lorry fire

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This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Oct 6th, 2021

A lorry fire has caused long delays on the northbound M6 this morning, the incident is impacting traffic leaving the M56 at Lymm. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The fire has been extinguished and a recovery vehicle is in place to start removing the contents of the lorry. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

All lanes were closed near Thelwall at around 7.30am but one have since reopened, delays are quoted at around 60 minutes, drivers are asked to avoid the area. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Latest Traffic Report Update: “The M6 Northbound exit slip road closed two lanes closed, long delays due to lorry fire between J20 M56 (Lymm Interchange) and J21 A57 Manchester Road (Woolston).” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Congestion to nearly J19 (Knutsford) Traffic is slowing to look on the opposite side, causing long delays back to J25 (Bryn).” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Also seeing delays through Warrington and Winwick as traffic seeks alternative routes. Lanes one and two (Of four) remain closed as well as the exit slip road. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Traffic was stationary between 07:35 and 08:30.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Earlier report: All lanes have been stopped on the M6 northbound and there is queuing traffic from the M56 due to a lorry fire. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The incident has happened between junction 20 for Lymm and junction 21 for Warrington on the northbound carriageway. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Traffic has been stopped since around 7.30am, Police have said the vehicle is ‘well alight’ and have asked drivers to find alternative routes. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

National Highways has said:“There are long delays of at least 60 minutes above usual journey times approaching the scene of the fire.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service are on scene and lead the response to this incident.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We anticipate traffic will be released shortly with lane closures in place.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Delays are likely to remain throughout the morning.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“If this incident impacts on your planned route, please allow extra journey time. Plan ahead, you may wish to re-route or even delay your journey. ” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has said: “Five fire engines attended from Lymm, Birchwood, Warrington, Runcorn and Knutsford.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Firefighters are currently dealing with a HGV on fire on the M6 northbound, Thelwall viaduct between junctions 20 and 21.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Crews wearing breathing apparatus are tackling the fire using three hose reels.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Latest traffic report for the area states: “Road blocked and stationary traffic due to lorry fire on the M6 Northbound between J20 M56 (Lymm Interchange) and J21 A57 Manchester Road (Woolston).” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Congestion to nearly J19 (Knutsford) Traffic is also slowing to look on the opposite side, causing long delays back to J25 (Bryn). Traffic has been stopped since around 07:35 just before J21.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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