M6 closes in both directions at junction 32 due to fire

The M6 has been closed in both directions between 32 and 33 this evening due to a fire in a commercial skip.

Monday, 20th January 2020, 9:07 pm
Updated Monday, 20th January 2020, 10:06 pm
The M6 is closed in both directions north of junction 32

Highways England said: "The M6 from J32 (Broughton Interchange) towards J33 (Galgate) is in the process of being CLOSED due to a fire.

"Traffic Officers & @LancashireFRS are on scene. This closure is Both NORTH and SOUTHBOUND. If planning travel, avoid the area. Updates to follow..."

Lancashire Fire service said: "We have four fire engines at the scene dealing with a fire involving a commercial skip.

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The Highways agency has put diversions in place along the A6.

Just after 10pm this evening, Preston Police confirmed both sides of the road had been reopened.