Motorway delays of more than one hour after car fire closes two lanes

Two lanes of the M6 were closed this afternoon (Tuesday, May 29) following a car fire.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 29th May 2018, 7:12 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th May 2018, 8:32 pm
The scene before junction 33 at 6pm.
The scene before junction 33 at 6pm.

The incident took place on the northbound M6 at 4:47pm between junctions 32 for Broughton and the M55 to Blackpool and junction 33 for Lancaster.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue were also called to the scene.

Highways England said: "There are delays of over an hour on approach, so allow extra time for your journey this evening."

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At around 6pm one lane of traffic was reopened, leaving only lane one of three closed. Lane one is was then opened before 6:30pm with some delays remaining.