70-minute delays after car fire closes M6 southbound between Lancaster and Preston
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A car burst into flames on the hard shoulder of the southbound carriageway at around 4.20pm on Wednesday (November 16).
Heavy traffic was building in the area following the closure, with motorists urged to allow extra time.
Firefighters used two hose reels to extinguish the flames and no injuries were reported.
Two out of three lanes reopened at approximately 5.20pm, with one remaining closed to allow the fire service to continue to work at the scene.
At 5.55pm, National Highways confirmed the carriageway had fully reopened but warned long delays remained in the area.
“There are currently delays of 70 minutes and approx. six miles of congestion remaining,” a spokesman added.