M6 traffic queues following a chemical fire
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M6 closed in Warwickshire after chemical tanker fire

Motorists have been forced to leave their vehicles after a chemical tanker caught fire on the M6 in Warwickshire.

The motorway was closed in both directions between junctions two and four, the Highways Agency said.

Drivers close to the tanker, which caught fire between junctions three and 3A, were evacuated from their cars and an 800m exclusion zone put in place.

The BBC's Katie Rowlett reports from the scene.

  • 12 Dec 2012