Live: M6 in Staffordshire closed due to massive lorry fire

Part of the M6 in Staffordshire is due to reopen after a massive lorry fire. Highways England closed the northbound carriageway between Stafford North , junction 14, and Crewe , junction 16, shortly after 3am today (September 3) due to a HGV fire. Two lanes are due to reopen around midday with one closed due to the burnt out lorry – which sunk into the carriageway.

Due to the extent of the damage, Highways England will be keeping one lane closed as well as three of the four slip roads at junction 15 0with only the southbound exit slip remaining open for motorists. The M6 in Staffordshire is due to be closed for a ‘significant time’ after a lorry caught fire.

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Highways England’s duty operations manager, Adam Morgan, said: “We are extremely grateful for the quick thinking actions of the driver who was able to separate the trailer and cab unit, whilst it was well ablaze – otherwise the fire might have been so much worse. “This was an incredibly intense fire and one of the lanes on the carriageway has been badly damaged, as these pictures show.

“That means we’re going to keep the affected lane closed beteen junctions 14 and 16 and open two lanes northbound so that traffic can travel past the scene. We will then fully repair it later tonight when the road will be quieter. “We’d like to thank motorists for their patience while the emergency services and our colleagues dealt with the incident.”

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