M6 motorway at a standstill after vehicle fire

A vehicle fire on the southbound M6 has resulted in all three lanes being closed by emergency services.

Saturday, 30th September 2017, 4:49 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th October 2017, 3:26 pm
The blocked southbound carriageway. Photo: Highways England.

Fire engines and police units arrived on the scene, between junctions 27 and 26, to block the carriageway and put out the car fire, which is believed to be a 4x4 with a horse trailer attached.

Delays are building on approach, with vehicles advised to avoid the area if possible.

More details to follow.

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Twitter user Rhian McPhail captured the fire from the northbound side of the M6.
Twitter user Rhian McPhail captured the fire from the northbound side of the M6.