M6 north slip road reopened after car fire

Traffic building up on the northbound carriageway.
Traffic building up on the northbound carriageway.
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A slip road on the M6 northbound had been closed after a car fire.


Traffic was at a standstill while emergency services dealt with a car fire on the slip road between J31 and J31A.

A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that three fire engines, two from Preston and one from Fulwood doused the fire, and the slip road has now reopened.

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The driver of the car is reported to be uninjured, and was out of the vehicle when firefighters arrived.

According to Highways England, traffic conditions have returned to normal.