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Dramatic M6 car blaze shuts two lanes near Cannock

By Harry Leather | Cannock | Transport | Published: | Last Updated:

Fire crews rushed to the M6 this morning after a car burst into flames near Cannock.

The burning car on the M6 north of Cannock. Photo: Jarrod Williams

Two fire engines were sent to the scene north of Junction 12 where a saloon car was on fire in a slip road at around 10.40am.

Pictures showed flames reaching into the middle lane of the northbound carriageway as thick black smoke poured out of the vehicle.

Two out four lanes were blocked while firefighters from Penkridge and Cannock used hose-reel jets to put out the blaze.

The two lanes and the Junction 12 northbound entry slip road remained closed at midday while the area was being cleaned up.

Highways England said slow traffic was passing the scene.

The car was gutted by the fire.

Harry Leather

By Harry Leather
Digital Journalist - @hleather_star

Digital journalist covering breaking news across the region from the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton.

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