M6 closed after overnight roadworks overrun in to the morning

There have been delays on the M6 after scheduled overnight roadworks overran in to the morning.

Sunday, 20th October 2019, 12:51 pm
An empty northbound M6 on the right of the photo due to the closure (Image: Highways England)

The M6 was closed northbound between junction 34 for Halton and junction 35 for Carnforth as a result of over-running roadworks on Saturday night (October 19) and in to the early hours of Sunday morning.

The work was meant to finish at 6am on Sunday.

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The work, which included replacement of road markings and traffic sensor cables, was previously cancelled due to bad weather.

Highways England said the road was expected to reopen at 8am, but at 8.20am Traffic England said the road was still closed.

At 9.20am the road was reopened.

A Highways England spokesman said: "Sorry for any inconvenience caused by the delay with the roadworks."

Traffic was being diverted and followed the solid square symbol on the following route:

- Exit at J34 and join the A683 travelling through Caton and Hornby to Wrayton.

- Turn left to continue on the A683 north to the A65.

- Turn left to follow the A65 westbound via Kirkby Lonsdale and Lupton to re-join the M6 at J36.