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Collision, car fire and stranded lorry cause delays on M6 and M62 motorway networks

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THERE were further delays on the motorway networks around Warrington this morning following a collision and stranded lorry on the M6 and a car fire on the M62.

There were five-mile tailbacks on the M6 southbound J21 to J20 following the collision on Thelwall Viaduct.
While all lanes have re-opened further delays were caused by a stranded lorry on the M6 southbound J21A (CroftInterchange M62) to J21 (Woolston Warrington)
Two lanes were also closed on the westbound carriageway of the M62 due to a car fire.
The incident happened between junction 11 for Birchwood and junction 10 for the M6 at Croft Interchange.
Firefighters attended to a car well alight on the M62 westbound carriageway between junction 10 to junction nine.
Wearing one breathing apparatus, a hose reel was used to put out the flames.
A thermal imaging camera checked the Fiat Punto’s temperature and crews continued to damp down.
The fire is believed to have been caused by overheating in engine compartment.

The car fire on the M62

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