M6 crash near Wigan causing delays for Lancashire-bound traffic

A crash on the M6 near Wigan has been cleared but severe delays remain for Lancashire-bound traffic this morning.

Tuesday, 12th March 2019, 6:36 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th March 2019, 8:33 am
A crash on the M6 northbound between junctions J23 and J26 is causing considerable delays to commuters this morning.

The collision happened on the northbound carriageway near junction 25 (Wigan) at around 6.45am.

Police and Highways closed lane 1 between junctions 24 and 25, whilst the stricken vehicle awaited recovery.

At 8.05am, Highways England confirmed that the lane has been cleared and traffic has resumed.

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A crash on the M6 northbound between junctions J23 and J26 is causing considerable delays to commuters this morning.

But the incident is continuing to cause slow moving traffic on the northbound carriageway, between junctions 23 and 26 (Orrell, M58).

The rush hour collision caused some commuters to seek alternative routes off the motorway. Nearby Standish reportedly became gridlocked with commuters trying to bypass the affected stretch of M6.

Highways England had warned motorists of delays of around 50 minutes.

A spokesman for Highways England said: "The weather is set to remain poor all day so please take your time and drive to the conditions".