Lane closures and delays on M61 after crash near Chorley

A crash on the M61 near Chorley is leading to delays and congestion this morning (December 12).

Thursday, 12th December 2019, 7:57 am
Updated Thursday, 12th December 2019, 8:17 am

The M61 has been reduced to 1 lane after the crash at around 7.30am.

Lanes 1 and 2 (of 3) are closed on the southbound carriageway between junction 8 (Chorley north) and junction 6 (Horwich).

Highways England said the crash is leading to congestion, with delays of up to 30 minutes expected.

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The incident is expected to clear between 8.45am and 9am.

UPDATE: 8.10am - Traffic officers have now moved the stricken vehicles. All lanes now running with speed restrictions.

Two lanes have been closed on the M61 southbound between junctions J8 and J6 after a crash at around 7.30am (December 12)