Disruption on M6 near Wigan after vehicle bursts into flames

Long delays have been caused for travellers on the M6 after a vehicle caught fire near Wigan.

A vehicle has caught fire on the M6 near Wigan
A vehicle has caught fire on the M6 near Wigan

The vehicle is situated on the hard shoulder between junction 27 and 26, with one lane of traffic currently closed heading southbound.

Highways England have warned there are severe delays of up to 60 minutes, with emergency services curently at the scene.

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The fire has been extinguished but traffic officers remain to await recovery.

This incident will impact drivers travelling between Leyland and Parbold, with six miles of congestion reported.

People are advised to allow extra time for their journey or to find an alternative route.

It is unknown at this time what was the cause the fire, or if anyone has been injured.

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