THIS dramatic picture shows a car engulfed with flames on the M6 near Warrington this afternoon, Wednesday.

A full closure was in place southbound between junction 21a at Croft and junction 21 for Woolston.

Firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to extinguish the flames.

All lanes had reopened by 3.45pm.

North West Motorway Police confirmed that the driver suffered no injuries.