M6 reopens following lorry and car crash near Preston

Fire crews were called to the collisionFire crews were called to the collision
Fire crews were called to the collision
The M6 has reopened near Preston after a major crash closed

Three lanes were closed southbound due to a major crash between junction 31a (Longridge/Redscar) and junction 31 (Samlesbury) shortly before 9am.

Highways England and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene after a crash involving a SPAR lorry and a silver Mercedes-Benz

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All traffic was held and lanes one, two and three of the four lane motorway were closed to allow emergency services to recover the vehicles.

A spokesman for Highways North West said: "The M6 from J31A (Preston, Longridge, B6242) towards J31 (Preston, Samlesbury, Clitheroe, A59) three lanes have been closed due to a collision.

It reopened just after 10am. It's not known if anyone was injured in the incident.