Motorway delays after lorry sheds cement

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One lane of the M6 was closed near Preston today after a lorry shed its load of bags of cement.

The accident happened early this afternoon on the northbound carriageway near junction 29 at Bamber Bridge near the M65 interchange.

Motorway police were at the scene of the incident, which happened just as it started to rain.

Delays were being caused and it was estimated that the lane would remain closed for some time.

It is not thought there were any injuries