A rush hour collision between a car and an lorry caused long delays on two motorways near Preston today.
The smash shut one lane of the northbound carriageway of the M6 just before junction 31.
Queues formed on both the M6 and the M61 as emergency services attended the scene.
Eye witnesses said a car appeared to have collided with the rear of a Lancashire Colunty Council recycling wagon, causing severe damage.
It is not known if there have been any injuries.