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      LIVE: Traffic halted on M6 and M60 amid multi-vehicle crash and car fire

      ByMonelo Gabriel

      Feb 14, 2023

      Traffic is halted on the M6 ​​and M60 motorways after two incidents, National Highways said.

      The M6 ​​motorway was halted in both directions between junction 26 for the M58 and junction 27 for Wigan after a multi-vehicle collision so that an air ambulance could land on the spot. The northbound expressway is now completely closed, while the southbound carriageway remains at a standstill for the air ambulance.

      Currently there is about 20 minutes of delay and two miles of congestion. Delays are expected to develop quickly after the shutdown.

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      Three lanes of the clockwise M60 between junction 13 at Swinton and junction 15 at Bolton have been closed due to a vehicle fire. There are warnings that traffic is at a standstill as there are currently 40 minute delays and approximately six miles of congestion.

      National Highways has advised that motorists should check their route before traveling. Greater Manchester Police have been contacted for information.

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      Police confirm only one vehicle involved in M6 incident

      National Highways reported that the accident involved multiple vehicles, but police have since confirmed that only one vehicle is involved, Echo reports.

      Lanes are still closed on the M60 after the reported incident just after 5pm

      A spokesman for the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “Just after 5pm on Tuesday 14 February, fire crews received reports of a vehicle on fire on the M60. clockwise between junctions 14 and 15.

      “Three fire engines from Stretford, Whitefield and Farnworth stations promptly attended the incident. Firefighters used a hose reel to extinguish the fire and helped make the area safe.

      “The GMFRS teams were present for about an hour.”

      Traffic on M6 has started to be released

      Emergency services on the M6 ​​as the motorway remains closed

      (Image: National Highways)

      (Image: National Highways)

      ‘Serious incident’ takes place in M6

      He Manchester evening news understands that the M6 ​​incident is serious and is being dealt with by Merseyside Police.

      Full diversion route for M6 incident

      Road users are advised to follow the hollow triangle detour symbol on road signs.

      Narrow crossing, rail bridge under 12’0 (3.6 m) and narrow canal bridge en route.

      • Leave the M6 ​​northbound at J26
      • At the M6 ​​J26/M58 roundabouts, take the 2nd exit off the 1st roundabout and continue to the 2nd roundabout.
      • At the second roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the northbound slip road onto A577 Ormskirk Road.
      • Follow the A577 (Ormskirk Road) until you reach the M6 ​​J26/A577 junction
      • Turn left onto A577 (Ormskirk Road) heading west
      • At A577/B5206 Jct, turn right onto B5206 (Gathurst Road) heading north
      • At B5206/A5209 Jct, turn left onto A5209 (Crow Orchard Road) heading west
      • On A5209/M6 J27 Rbt, take the 3rd exit and rejoin the M6 ​​northbound.

      ‘Heavy vehicle road users are advised to follow the detour route below.

      • Leave the M6 ​​northbound at J26 and join the A577 eastbound (Ormskirk Road).
      • At the A577,A49 junction, continue straight onto the A49 (Wallgate) northbound and continue for 5 miles.
      • At the A49/A5029 junction, turn left onto the A5209 (School Lane) heading west and continue for 2 km.
      • At a5209/M6 J27 Rbt, rejoin the M6 ​​northbound.

      Car involved in M6 crash had ‘boot fire’

      A spokesman for the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “At around 5:15pm on Tuesday 14 February, fire crews received reports of a traffic collision on the M6 northbound between Junctions 26 and 27. Three fire engines from Wigan and Chorley, along with Leyland’s water tanker and support fire truck, quickly attended to the incident, which involved a car.

      ‘Firefighters used a hose reel to extinguish a fire in the boot of the car and helped make the area safe. Crews from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service were on the scene for about 45 minutes”.

      Images of traffic on the M60

      Traffic appears to be at a standstill on the M60

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      A6010 Wilbraham Road in both directions partly blocked, traffic slow due to accident: A car and lamp post were involved on Alexandra Road South, according to the Inrix traffic service.

      M6 upgrade as southbound carriageway stopped to assist emergency services

      M6 in both directions closed, traffic queue due to multi-vehicle accident between J26 M58 (Orrell interchange) and J27 A5209 Crow Orchard Road (Standish). Road now closed due to accident on north side, southbound closed to help emergency services attend.

      M60 journey time now an HOUR

      There are long delays, queues of traffic and three lanes closed due to recovery work and a previous vehicle fire on the M60 clockwise at junction 13 A575 Walkden Road (Worsley). Travel time is about 60 minutes.

      Lanes one, two and three (of four) are closed to aid recovery, cameras show lane four remains open.

      M6 lane closure

      There is also one lane closed due to disabled vehicle on the M62, westbound from Junction 19 onto A6046 Middleton Road (Heywood) to J18 M66 J4 (Simister Island). Traffic is adjusting well, according to the Inrix traffic service.

      Queues are growing on the M6 ​​as northbound carriageway closes and southbound remains halted

      (Image: National Highways)

      Emergency services have rushed to the scene on the M6

      (Image: National Highways)

      The M6 ​​as traffic stopped and carriageway closed

      (Image: National Highways)

      Traffic stopped in both directions on the M6

      The M6 ​​is now closed northbound, traffic remains stopped on the southbound carriageway for the air ambulance.

      Three lanes closed on the M60

      Initially two lanes on the M60 were closed before an additional lane was closed due to a vehicle fire.

      Traffic chaos in Greater Manchester

      We’re covering two separate incidents that caused traffic problems in the region on the M6 ​​and M60, more as we get it tonight.


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