Delays after car fire on M61

The car on fire on the M61. Picture by @MarcelAspden via Twitter.

The car on fire on the M61. Picture by @MarcelAspden via Twitter.

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ONE lane of the M61 is closed this morning after a car fire.

The car caught fire on the M61 northbound between junction 6, near Horwich, and junction 8, near Chorley.

Two lanes were initially closed, but one has now been re-opened. Motorists are being warned to expect delays.

The car fire has been put out but the vehicle has not yet been removed.

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9:03am Thu 5 Jun 14

Rememberscarborough says...

Junction 6 & 8 again - has someone put a gypsy's curse on this stretch of motorway...
Junction 6 & 8 again - has someone put a gypsy's curse on this stretch of motorway... Rememberscarborough
  • Score: 11

11:31am Thu 5 Jun 14

Mally79 says...

Rememberscarborough wrote:
Junction 6 & 8 again - has someone put a gypsy's curse on this stretch of motorway...
I was just thinking the same thing. Isn't this the 4th vehicle that's caught fire here since April?
[quote][p][bold]Rememberscarborough[/bold] wrote: Junction 6 & 8 again - has someone put a gypsy's curse on this stretch of motorway...[/p][/quote]I was just thinking the same thing. Isn't this the 4th vehicle that's caught fire here since April? Mally79
  • Score: 5

12:35pm Thu 5 Jun 14

boltonnut says...

Every body is in a flaming hurry these days.
Every body is in a flaming hurry these days. boltonnut
  • Score: 4

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