M61 closed after collision

This was the scene after a crash which closed a Lancashire motorway for a time on Sunday morning.
Crash on the M61Crash on the M61
Crash on the M61

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.

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“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.

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