A SECTION of the M6 motorway near Warrington may have to be resurfaced as a result of the major lorry fire which occurred yesterday.
Fire crews from Warrington and Stockton Heath battled the blaze on the northbound carriageway near the Lymm interchange.
But such was the intensity of the heat that the road surface was damaged. It is understood the lorry was laden with cardboard.
The incident – combined with another when a lorry broke down on the southbound carriageway – brought traffic chaos to the Warrington area with hundreds of people arriving at work late due to hold-ups.
The blaze was reported shortly after 7am and it was 1pm before firefighters left the scene.