M6 site visitors LIVE: Major UK motorway compelled to close as fireplace utterly engulfs lorry | UK | News | EUROtoday

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Traffic on a busy motorway has been halted after a lorry carring hay burst into flames. Horror photos from the M6 close to Coventry within the West Midlands present a lorry’s trailer engulfed as a raging inferno destroys the HGV.

National Highways says the northbound street close to junction 2 is blocked and drivers are at a standstill with delays reaching two hours since 3.40pm.

Currently, it’s predicted site visitors will return to regular between 10.45pm and 11pm – spanning seven hours of the street’s closure.

Live site visitors cameras present queues backing as much as 9 miles. An announcement from National Highways says: “There are currently delays of two hours and heavy congestion for 9 miles on the M6 northbound in Warwickshire.

“The motorway is closed inside J2 Antsy Interchange (Coventry (E) A46, Leicester (M69)) as a consequence of a lorry transporting a considerable amount of hay which has caught fireplace. Warwickshire Police, Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service and National Highways have assets deployed to the scene.”

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