A CAR blaze led to lane closures and tailbacks on the M6 northbound between junctions 26 and 27.

The fire service was called to tackle flames coming from the blazing car at about 7.45am.

The incident temporarily led to lane closures on both carriageways.

Smoke was billowing across the lanes.

Acccording to Highways England, the fire has been extinguished and traffic is moving again.