Ambulance and fire crews attend early morning M61 crash near Chorley

Ambulance crews were called to the M61 near Chorley after a crash earlier this morning (Monday, September 27).

Monday, 27th September 2021, 7:42 am
Updated Monday, 27th September 2021, 11:14 am
Police closed two lanes of the motorway after a crash on the southbound carriageway between junctions 8 (Chorley) and 6 (Bolton North, Horwich) at 6.25am today (September 27)

Police closed two lanes of the motorway after a crash on the southbound carriageway between junctions 8 (Chorley) and 6 (Bolton North, Horwich) at 6.25am.

Fire and ambulance crews also attended, but Lancashire Police said the crash was "damage only" and no-one has been seriously injured.

"We attended but no one required hospital treatment," confirmed a spokesman for North West Ambulance Service.

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Southbound traffic was held between 6.25am and 6.45am whilst the vehicles were moved to the hard shoulder.

All lanes are now back open and traffic has returned to normal.

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