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M6 closed in both directions after lorry carrying propane gas burst into flames

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THE M6 motorway near Lymm was closed in both directions this afternoon (Wednesday) when a lorry carrying propane case cylinders burst into flames.

While the motorway has now re-opened in both directions, traffic was still slow moving at 6pm and motorists were advised to find alternative routes if possible.
Six fire crews from Lymm, Birchwood, Stockton Heath, Penketh, Northwich and Altrincham were called to the incident on the southbound carriageway between junction 20 at Lymm and junction 19 at Knutsford at 2.40pm.

They discovered a fire involving a HGV which was carrying a number of propane gas cylinders – all of which were well alight.
Firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets to fight the fire from a safe distance.

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