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Travel Disruption #957703
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Including the railways.


Propane tanker fire shuts M56 motorway near Manchester

A tanker carrying propane gas has caught fire, shutting the M56 motorway near Manchester, with trains and air travel also affected.

Firefighters are tackling the lorry fire, which started just before 15:00 BST between junctions 12 and 15.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is attending the blaze on the westbound carriageway near Stanlow and Frodsham.

A cordon has been set up and motorists are being evacuated from their vehicles and moved to a safe distance.

The road is closed in both directions and drivers are advised to avoid the area. Air traffic control has been advised of the incident.

Trains have been stopped on the lines between Manchester and Chester, and Ellesmere Port and Helsby. The Liverpool to Runcorn train line is also closed.

Residents in the Helsby, Hapsford and Elton are advised to stay indoors and close their windows and doors.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-33854932


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Re: Travel Disruption [Re: granny] #957743
10th Aug 2015 8:52pm
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How come the trains were off??

Re: Travel Disruption [Re: granny] #957746
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Rail line runs about 200m parallel to the motorway at Stanlow, it also crosses it between junction 12 and 14.


The further you are down the pay scale, the more 'essential' you are when the s--- hits the fan... Sue Farbysmith 2020

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Re: Travel Disruption [Re: granny] #957760
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From the pictures and what Calor have said it looks like it was an engine fire, but then the top pressure release vent opened as the gas tank heated up sending a large flame upwards.


The further you are down the pay scale, the more 'essential' you are when the s--- hits the fan... Sue Farbysmith 2020

Insults are engendered from vulgar minds, like toadstools from a dunghill - Charles Caleb Colton

We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn
Re: Travel Disruption [Re: granny] #957772
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I went through the Wallasey tunnel about 7.30pm, traffic was backed up as far as I could see and they had the barriers up and were waving traffic through without collecting tolls.

Some idiots still stopped and put their money in the basket though, then sat there like numpties wondering why the barrier was already up, holding up the queue behind them... What is WRONG with these people? idiot idiot idiot idiot idiot idiot

Re: Travel Disruption [Re: granny] #957773
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I assume the driver escaped uninjured. I hope so anyway.

This was not mentioned in any of the news coverage I saw, being forgotten about in the extensive coverage of the inconvenience to motorists.

Re: Travel Disruption [Re: granny] #957779
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Yes, the driver was fine.


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Insults are engendered from vulgar minds, like toadstools from a dunghill - Charles Caleb Colton

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