Delays on motorways after multiple accidents

Commuters experienced severe delays after several accidents led to lane closures on the M6 and M55.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 6th February 2017, 8:28 am
Updated Monday, 6th February 2017, 9:31 am
Drivers are reporting delays following the accidents
Drivers are reporting delays following the accidents

Drivers were trapped in long tailbacks on the northbound carriageway of the M6 after a multi-vehicle accident led to lane closures between junction 31 (M61) and 31a (Samlesbury).

The accident happened at around 7.30am on 6 February after a collision between a lorry and a car, say police.

All lanes re-opened at around 8.30am but delays were still reported to junction 29 of the M65 and junction 9 of the M61.

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In a separate incident one lane was closed on M55 Westbound after an accident.

The accident happened at around 7.30am when a car is believed to have collided with a barrier, say police.

Lanes re-opened at around 8.30am after an earlier closure between M6 junction 32 at Broughton Interchange and junction 1 for Fulwood.

Nobody is believed to have been seriously injured in either incident.