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M6 shut down as fire crews deal with lorry trailer blaze – Sky News, Sky.com

M6 shut down as fire crews deal with lorry trailer blaze – Sky News, Sky.com


                  

                        Emily Mee, news reporter

            

             

A massive lorry trailer fire has shut down sections of the M6 ​​this morning, causing long delays.

Thick plumes of smoke were seen rising from the HGV trailer as firefighters raced to the scene between junction one, Rugby, and junction two, Coventry, at around 3. 30 am.

Both the northbound and southbound carriageways were closed as drivers were diverted away from the fire.

A Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson tweeted: “Appliances from Bedworth, Nuneaton and the water bowser from Coleshill attending a severe lorry fire Junction 2 to 1, M6 causing massive delays. “

Miles of traffic built up along the motorway, leading to rush-hour chaos.

Highways England bosses warned that delays are likely to continue throughout the morning and the southbound carriageway is still closed.

    

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