Vehicle fire on M6 near Wigan causes traffic delays

Motorists are being warned to expect delays on the M6 southbound due to a vehicle fire.

By Rachel Howarth
Tuesday, 21st May 2019, 4:22 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st May 2019, 5:22 pm
The vehicle on fire
The vehicle on fire

At around 4pm today (Tuesday), Transport for Greater Manchester tweeted to warn commuters travelling southbound past J26 at Orrell. Lane closures are in place and delays are expected on the southbound carriageway and on Ormskirk Road.

TfGM said: "Travel update: Lane closures in place on the M6 Junction 26 (Orrell) due to a vehicle fire. Expect delays on the M6 Southbound and A577 Ormskirk Road. #TfGMTraffic."

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The vehicle on fire
Lanes have been closed on M6 southbound