M61 delays after car catches fire near Chorley

A car has caught fire on the M61 near Chorley this afternoon (Tuesday, March 23).

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 3:04 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 3:06 pm

The incident has led to a lane closure between junctions 9 (which meets M65 junction 2 at Clayton Brook) and 8 (Chorley, A674 Millennium Way, A6), which is causing delays to southbound traffic.

Fire crews and traffic officers are at the scene.

Lane 1 (of 3) is closed and matrix signs show speed reductions are in place.

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The incident has led to a lane closure between junctions 9 (which meets M65 junction 2 at Clayton Brook) and 8 (Chorley, A674 Millennium Way, A6), which is causing delays to southbound traffic

No injuries have been reported.