A huge bus fire on the M6 motorway is causing major southbound delays. The bus caught fire on the motorway’s southbound carriageway between Crewe and Sandbach.

Both carriageways were closed while emergency services dealt with the situation. Cheshire Police confirmed they rushed to battle the blaze on a double decker bus at around 11am.

The northbound carriageway was reopened after the fire was made safe. But southbound it remains closed. Major delays are expected.