Cause of lane closures on M6 revealed

Drivers on the M6 have been reassured following lane closures in what appeared to be a police incident earlier this morning.

Tuesday, 6th February 2018, 9:47 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th February 2018, 7:04 pm
The lane has been closed betweenjunction 32 for Preston and 33.

Police have revealed that they were in fact taking place in a training exercise on the northbound carriageway between junctions 32 for Preston and 33.

A spokesman for the police said that incident was in fact part of a live training exercise which started at around 9.30am.

Highways England confirmed that intermittent lane closures had taken place.

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A spokesman said: "There were intermittent lane closures which took place on that stretch of motorway.

"However, the closures took place off peak and there was no disruption to traffic."