The motorway is closed between junction 26 at Orrell and junction 27 at Standish
Emergency services are at the scene and drivers are being asked to avoid the area.
The stretch of motorway near Orrell only opened again at 4.30 this morning after a serious accident yesterday involving three lorries.
Vehicle is well ablaze and so we have stopped traffic #M6 northbound between J26 and J27 while we assist fire service deal with the vehicle. Please bear with us, we will get you moving as soon as its safe. pic.twitter.com/beLbe4FxDm— Highways England (@HighwaysNWEST) January 11, 2018
A snapshot of the traffic chaos north west of Wigan this morning. Avoid the M6 again if you can this morning. pic.twitter.com/w6zXQjwW1y— Wish FM (@WishFmOfficial) January 11, 2018