A LANE has reopened on the M6 Northbound near Lymm after a car set on fire.

National Highways and Cheshire Fire Service were called to an incident this morning, Friday, on junction 19 of the M6 following reports that a car had set on fire on the exit slip road.

The junction 19 slip road was closed while emergency services attended to the incident and fire crews worked to dampen the flames.

The lane was reopened at 9.10am and fire crews officially cleared the incident and were released at 9.33am. 

A Cheshire Fire spokesperson said: "Fire crews dampened the flames and used a thermal imaging camera to monitor the vehicle for hot spots.

"At 09:10 one lane was reopened, leaving one lane closed and being monitored by Police and Highways. Fire crews were released from the incident at 09:33."