M61 closed after collision
Queues of traffic quickly built up and traffic was diverted as the M61 was shut southbound between junctions eight and six.
An uns[pecified number of casualties were taken to hospital after a collision and after the motorway reopened, North West Motorway Police tweeted this pictured and said: “Highways North West road workers vehicle struck on the hard shoulder resulting in what you see.
“This could have so easily been a fatality but thankfully it isn’t.”
It was the second time in 24 hours that a Lancashire motorway had been closed to traffic following a multi-vehicle collision.
The M6 near Leyland was shut for just under an hour on Saturday morning.