A lane has been shut on the M6 northbound to allow a tyre to be changed on a lorry.
Lane 1 (of 4) on the northbound carriageway between junctions 31a (Ribbleton) and 32 (Broughton) was shut at around 7am.
Highways traffic officers closed the lane after a lorry burst its tyre and pulled up on the hard shoulder.
Lane 1 has been closed to allow a new offside tyre to be fitted safely.
The lane is expected to remain closed until around 8am.
Traffic is still moving freely and disruption to journeys will be minimal.