Drivers stranded on the M6
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M6 closed in Warwickshire after chemical tanker fire

Motorists forced to leave their vehicles after a chemical tanker caught fire on the M6 in Warwickshire have been put into coaches to keep them warm.

Stuart Hateley, was caught in the queue near the fire, said he saw people "running past" and was asked to leave his car by the police.

He was put into one of the coaches 1km from the scene of the fire.

The motorway has been closed in both directions between junctions two and four, the Highways Agency said, and an 800m exclusion zone is in place.

  • 12 Dec 2012