MOTORISTS faced long delays this afternoon after a car set fire on the M6.

The incident happened at Junction 21 and Junction 21A of the M6 northbound, just before the Thelwall viaduct, around 2pm.

A roadblock was temporarily put in place while firefighters from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and the North West Motorway Police dealt with the incident.

All lanes have now been reopened.