M6 southbound crash: All lanes reopen following five vehicle collision and fire

Traffic was stopped on the M6 southbound this morning following a collision involving four cars and one van.

Wednesday, 17th October 2018, 7:30 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th October 2018, 10:28 am
CCTV motorway traffic camera of the M6 Southbound Motorway - J23, Haydock

The incident took place on the southbound M6 between junction 23, Haydock, and 22 Newton Le Willows.

Two lanes along the M6 northbound had also been closed for a short while.

Three lanes were closed along the southbound carriageway until around 7.45am.

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CCTV motorway traffic camera of the M6 Southbound Motorway - J23, Haydock

Motorway police reopened two lanes of the southbound carriageway, leaving one lane closed to allow for the recovery of the fire damaged vehicle.

All lanes reopened just after 9am.

A Highways England Tweet said: "Traffic has been stopped on the #M6 southbound between J23 and J22 due to a vehicle fire & road traffic collision involving 4 cars and 1 van. 2 lanes now closed northbound."