Drivers were warned of hour-long delays on the M6 in Lancashire on Tuesday night (December 5). It followed a crash near Preston.
The incident happened southbound between Junctions 30 and 31, National Highways said. It was reported at just before 6pm.
National Highways said: “3 (of 4) lanes are closed on the M6 in Lancashire southbound between J31 and J30 due to a collision. Lancashire Police are in attendance. Delays of 60 minutes above normal travel times. Please allow extra time for your journey.”
National Highways said all lanes reopened at around 6.35pm.
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Delays now easing on M6 southbound but traffic remains slow
Delays are now easing on the M6 southbound, according to traffic information service Inrix – however traffic on this stretch remains slow:
Delays easing on M6 Southbound between J31A B6242 Bluebell Way (Longridge) and J30 M61. Average speed 25 mph.
All lanes reopen on M6
National Highways says all lanes have now reopened on the M6 southbound. No update has been given at this stage on the vehicle or vehicles involved in the incident, or if anyone was injured
The scene is now clear and all lanes have re-opened on the #M6 in #Lancashire southbound between J31 and J30 following a collision.
Thank you for your patience, please have a safe onward journey. pic.twitter.com/2yqk0mUIS7
— National Highways: North-West (@HighwaysNWEST) December 5, 2023
Where was the crash?
The incident happened southbound from J31 A59 Preston New Road (Samlesbury) to J30 M61
Three lanes closed on the M6
Police were called to the M6 southbound at just before 6pm after a crash, National Highways has confirmed. Three lanes were closed off with drivers warned of hour-long delays