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Recap: M6 gridlock as fireball truck carrying tinned fish recovered

Motorists faced long delays on the M6 this morning after a truck carrying tinned fish caught fire.

Firefighters were called out to the blaze on the southbound carriageway between Junctions 16 for Barthomley and 15 for Hanchurch at around 1.30am this morning.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service[1] sent engines from Newcastle[2], Sandyford[3] and Kidsgrove[4] to the scene.

As reported by StokeonTrentLive earlier this morning[5] the motorway was shut off while the incident was dealt with.

Recovery then took place with miles of delays as just one lane past the scene was open. Several miles of traffic was recorded during the height of the congestion while nearby roads were also busy as drivers headed off the motorway.

References

  1. ^ Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (www.stokesentinel.co.uk)
  2. ^ Newcastle (www.stokesentinel.co.uk)
  3. ^ Sandyford (www.stokesentinel.co.uk)
  4. ^ Kidsgrove (www.stokesentinel.co.uk)
  5. ^ As reported by StokeonTrentLive earlier this morning (www.stokesentinel.co.uk)

Chaos on M6 as lorry carrying tinned fish erupts into fireball

A lorry packed full of tins of fish burst into flames forcing the M6 to shut for three hours.

The incident happened in the early hours of this morning on the southbound carriageway between Junction 16 A500 (Stoke-on-Trent/Crewe) and Junction 15 A500 D Road (Stoke-on-Trent).

Three fire engines tackled the raging fireball after Highways England alerted drivers just after 2.35am on Friday, reports Cheshire Live[1].

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Traffic officers from the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) were also at the scene and said it was the second of two separate vehicle fires[3] they had attended on the network during the night.

Officers also shared a dramatic picture of the incident, showing the HGV well alight, with parts of the lorry melted and huge plumes of black smoke in the air.

At around 5.50am, a spokesperson for CMPG said: “Not the ‘hot’ summer night D Unit were hoping for. This was the second of two separate vehicle fires we attended on the network with @StaffsFire and @HighwaysWMIDS. M6 currently closed at J16 S/B, diversion in place.”

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Later updates confirmed there would be no access to the southbound carriageway between junctions 16 to 14 while ’emergency resurfacing works’ were carried out.

Currently, traffic management system Inrix states two lanes are still closed due to recovery work of the lorry and its load of tinned fish, but traffic is coping well.

The cause of the fire has not yet been revealed.

It is not known if anyone suffered any injuries during the incident.

Were you caught in the chaos? Let us know in the comments section.

References

  1. ^ reports Cheshire Live (www.cheshire-live.co.uk)
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  3. ^ fires (www.cheshire-live.co.uk)
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M6 shut for three hours after lorry bursts into flames

This was the scene on the M6 this morning when a truck burst into flames.

The dramatic image was captured by traffic cops as the southbound carriageway was shut off between junctions 16 for Bathomley and junction 15 for Hanchurch while emergency services descended on the area.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service[1] took to social media at around 3.30am this morning to confirm that three engines were at the scene where firefighters were making ‘good progress’ in tackling the blaze.

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Meanwhile traffic officers from the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) were also at the scene and said it was the second of two separate vehicle fires they had attended on the network during the night.

Highways England put out an alert to motorists via Twitter at 2.35am to say that all traffic had been temporarily stopped while the blaze was tackled.

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Later updates confirmed there would be no access to the southbound carriageway between junctions 16 to 14 while ’emergency resurfacing works’ were carried out.

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By 5.40am and one lane was shut before all lanes were back open by around 6.10am.

The cause of the fire has not yet been revealed.

It is not known if anyone suffered any injuries during the incident.

Man in his 20s dies in Leyland M6 crash which closed motorway for 10 hours

Emergency services were called to the scene at 1.02am after a Seat Ibiza and a Mercedes Actros lorry crashed on the southbound side of the carriageway between junctions 28 and 27.

The driver of the Seat, a man in his 20s from Liverpool, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the HGV driver was not seriously hurt.

A man in his 20s from Liverpool was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash on the M6 near Leyland at 1.02am this morning (Thursday, July 1)A man in his 20s from Liverpool was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash on the M6 near Leyland at 1.02am this morning (Thursday, July 1)

A man in his 20s from Liverpool was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash on the M6 near Leyland at 1.02am this morning (Thursday, July 1)

The southbound M6 was closed for 10 hours whilst accident investigators worked at the scene and a diesel spillage was cleaned up.

You can read our full report on the crash and motorway closure here[1].

Lancashire Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage to help investigators understand exactly how the crash happened.

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Sgt David Hurst, of Lancashire Police’s tactical operations, said: “This collision has resulted in a man losing his life and my thoughts are with his loved ones at this extremely distressing time.

“We are now working to establish the full circumstances of the collision and I would ask any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage which could assist us with our enquiries to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to email [email protected][3] or call 101, quoting log 0063 of July 1, 2021.

References

  1. ^ here (www.lep.co.uk)
  2. ^ Everything we know about the M6 southbound closure after serious lorry crash near Leyland (www.lep.co.uk)
  3. ^ [email protected] (www.chorley-guardian.co.uk)

Liverpool man dies in M6 car and lorry crash

A man from Liverpool has died after a crash between a car and lorry on the M6.

Emergency services rushed to reports of a crash involving a Seat Ibiza and a Mercedes Actros HGV on the southbound carriageway of the motorway at around 1am this morning (July 1).

Lancashire Police have now confirmed the driver of the Seat, a man from Liverpool in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The HGV driver was not seriously injured in the crash, which happened between junctions 28 and 27 at Leyland.

The incident closed the carriageway for several hours this morning, but has since reopened.

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Sgt David Hurst, of Lancashire Police’s tactical operations, said: “This collision has resulted in a man losing his life and my thoughts are with his loved ones at this extremely distressing time.

“We are now working to establish the full circumstances of the collision and I would ask any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage which could assist us with our enquiries to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to email [email protected][3] or call 101, quoting log 0063 of July 1, 2021.

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Long queues of traffic after horror crash on M6 last night

Part of the M6 is still closed this morning after a fatal crash in the night.

Lancashire Police said officers were called to Junction 28 Southbound at 1am after a serious incident between a car and a lorry.

It happened between J28 on Leyland Way and J27 Crow Orchard Road in Standish.

Drivers coming into Manchester this morning have been warned to expect delays of up to 30 minutes and queues back to J29 in Lostock Hall.

Writing on Twitter, Transport for Greater Manchester said: “Additional delays along the M61 towards Manchester and the M60 this morning due to traffic diverting from the S/B closure of the M6 at J28 Leyland after a fatal incident overnight.”

Highways England said the road could be closed until 2pm and police officers are still at the scene investigating what happened.

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