Lanes reopen following M6 lorry fire

Two lanes have now reopened on the M6 in Staffordshire following a lorry fire early this morning.

Emergency services were called out to the northbound carriageway between junction 14 for Stafford and 15 for Stoke-on-Trent at 5:13am.

The blaze caused sports drink powder tins inside the vehicle to explode.

The load also contained white goods, malt grain, floor tiles and chocolate eggs.

Lanes two and three are now open past the scene, however, drivers are advised to plan their journeys, allow extra time.

Highways England operations manager Colin Lowther said: “We’ve been working hard to get the carriageway opened and the debris from the fire cleared as quickly as possible.

“We’ve opened lanes two and three but, in addition to the debris on the road, the fire has caused damage to the surface in lane one, which will need resurfacing tonight.”

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