A car fire broke out on a motorway this evening, with fire crews rushed to the scene.

The blaze broke out on the M60 close to junction 3, known as the M56 interchange, near Stockport at around 6.20pm on the evening of Tuesday April 2.

An anti-clockwise slip exit slip road had to be closed while firefighters and police dealt with the incident.

A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Shortly after 18.20pm this evening, Tuesday, April 2, one fire engine from Stockport fire station was called to attend a car fire on the M60, Stockport.

“Our crew arrived quickly and used one breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire.

“Firefighters worked alongside colleagues from Greater Manchester Police to make the area safe before departing after approximately 40 minutes at the scene.”

Heavy traffic built up along the motorway as a result of the fire but as of around 7pm that same evening the emergency services say the area has been made safe and they have left the scene.

No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident.

Members of the public have been advised to always call 999 in the event of an emergency.