M6 queues after New Year’s Eve smash

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Long queues built up on the M6 near Preston for around an hour this afternoon after a collision blocked the southbound carriageway.

Police had to set up a rolling roadblock as emergency services dealt with the incident and worked to clear the carriageway.

M6 moving again as vehicles are recovered

M6 moving again as vehicles are recovered

The collision happened around 1.30pm bringing traffic to a standstill from junction 31 at Samlesbury and backing up to the junction 32 at Broughton.

The road was re-opened when the vehicles involved were removed to the hard shoulder for recovery.