Car fire closes lane on M61 near Chorley

One lane has been closed on the M61 to allow firefighters to safely extinguish a car fire this evening (August 2).

Monday, 2nd August 2021, 8:12 pm

One lane on the southbound carriageway was closed between junctions 8 (Chorley North Link Interchange) and 6 (Horwich Interchange) at around 6.35pm.

Traffic officers and crews from Lancashire and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene.

Highways England confirmed the lane closure was lifted at approximetly 7.40pm.

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A car burst into flames on the M61 on August 2. (Credit: Highways England)