Severe rush hour delays delays building on M6, M61 and M55 near Preston following crash

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Severe delays were building on the M6, M61 and M55 near Preston during rush hour.

Congestion was backing up to junction 29 on the M6 northbound, junction 9 of the M61 northbound and junction 2 of the M55 eastbound at around 5.30pm on Tuesday (December 19).

The delays followed an earlier crash which temporarily closed the M6 northbound near junction 31 (Samlesbury).

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Congestion on the M6 northbound near Preston (Credit: National Highways)Congestion on the M6 northbound near Preston (Credit: National Highways)
Congestion on the M6 northbound near Preston (Credit: National Highways) | National Highways

The collision was a damage-only crash with a car going into the central reservation.

The crash took place shortly after 4pm.

One resident who was stuck in the traffic said the motorway "looked like a car park".

Traffic has since returned to normal.

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