LIVE: M60 lorry fire causes chaos for commuters

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A lorry has burst into flames on the M60 causing massive delays for commuters.

Greater Manchester Police were reportedly called at 7.05am to attend Junction 17 for Whitefield and Salford.

Three lanes were shut between Junction 17 for Prestwich and Junction 16 for Pendlebury as the emergency services attended the scene earlier this morning.

Queues were reportedly as far back as Junction 21 of the M62.

Although lanes are back open traffic is still slow as recovery of the lorry continues.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Follow our live blog below to keep up to date.

12:55PM: FIRE BRIGADE UPDATE

The fire brigade told Quays News that the blaze started at 7.05am on Tuesday morning. It took the fire service around half an hour to extinguish the flames. The driver required no assistance to get out of the lorry.

map12:35PM: LORRY CLEARED

Highways England report that they hope to get the lorry cleared between 12.30 and 12.45.

10:00AM: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND RELEASE IMAGES OF THE LORRY

9:00AM: PUBLIC TRANSPORT AFFECTED

7.30AM: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND REPORT LANE CLOSURES

7.11AM: LORRY ON FIRE 

 

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