Further delays on M6 after a car breaks down between junctions 27 and 28

A lane has been closed on the M6 northbound after a car broke down between Standish and Leyland.

Tuesday, 21st May 2019, 1:02 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st May 2019, 2:02 pm
A lane has been closed on the M6 northbound this afternoon after a vehicle broke down on the northbound slip road at Standish.

Highways were forced to close lane 1 (of 3) on the northbound exit slip road at Standish after a vehicle broke down shortly after 12pm (Tuesday, May 21).

The vehicle is awaiting recovery on the hard shoulder and Highways officers have closed lane 1 to allow it to be safely taken away.

Highways are urging motorists to remain cautious on the approach to the scene and to adhere to variable speed limits in force.

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A lane has been closed on the M6 northbound this afternoon after a vehicle broke down on the northbound slip road at Standish.