Spillage forces M61 closure between Chorley and Horwich

The southbound carriageway of the M61 between Chorley and Horwich is currently fully closed due to a spillage.

Saturday, 12th December 2020, 11:26 am
Updated Saturday, 12th December 2020, 11:43 am
Junction 8 of the M61 at Chorley

Highways England have alerted motorists to the closure, which is from junction 8 Chorley to junction 6 Bolton North.

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They have tweeted: "A full closure is being implemented from J8 to J6 M61 due to a spillage across the carriageway."

North West Motorway Police have reported an accident there.

They tweeted: "Patrols are hoping to open all 3 lanes at the same time to get the traffic flowing better once safe to do so. This will be quicker for those stuck in queues than just using 1 lane."