Two lanes to be closed overnight and long delays reported on M6 after fuel spillage

Severe delays have been reported on the M6 following a fuel spillage on the carriageway.

By Wes Holmes
Wednesday, 30th January 2019, 3:12 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th January 2019, 4:25 pm
The closure is near junction 27 of the M6
The closure is near junction 27 of the M6

Two southbound lanes will remain closed overnight on the M6 between junction 28 near Leyland and Charnock Richard Services while the road is resurfaced.

AA Roadwatch reported severe delays of 45 minutes, with traffic travelling at an average speed of 5pmh.

A Highways England spokesman said: "Severe fuel spillage means resurfacing will be required, closing carriageway overnight. Lane closures to remain in place until then."

Drivers heading from junction 30 are advised to consider using the M61 as an alternative route.