Crash involving lorry and car on M6 results in severe delays of 90 minutes near Preston

Two of three lanes were closed on the M6 following a collision involving a lorry and a car, resulting in nine miles of traffic.

Friday, 24th July 2020, 4:58 pm

A heavy goods vehicle and a car crashed between junctions 32 (Broughton Interchange) and 33 (Hampson Green Interchange) at approximately 2.45pm today (July 24).

Two of three lanes had been closed as a result of the collision, resulting in motorists facing delays of up to 90 minutes. This has now been reduced to a one lane closure.

Traffic is reportedly spanning nine miles back to junction 31a (Haighton Interchange), with average speeds of around 7mph on the approach to junction 32.

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Traffic officers have rushed to the scene and people have been advised to "consider alternative routes and allow extra time for their journey."

A spokesman for Highways England said: "The M6 northbound J32 (Broughton Interchange, Blackpool, Preston North) to J33 (Galgate, Lancaster South A6).

"This has now been reduced to a lane three closure only.

"We are currently dealing with a spillage as a result of the accident."

Two out of three lanes have been closed as a result of the collision. (Credit: Highways England)

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Traffic maps of the area show there are severe delays on the M6. (Credit: AA)