Delays on M6 after vehicle fire

Traffic has been stopped on the southbound M6 following a vehicle fire, say motorway police.

Monday, 23rd July 2018, 11:35 am
Updated Monday, 23rd July 2018, 1:17 pm
Emergency services were called to the scene

Police and fire services were called to the scene of the fire between Junctions 28 and 27 near Charnock Services at around 11.15am on Monday.

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A spokesman for the police said in a post to Twitter: "Traffic [is] stopped just prior to Charnock Services due to a vehicle fire.

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"Fire brigade attending to deal and we'll get you moving as soon as it's safe."

The road reopened at around 12pm.