Friday rush hour delays after crash on M61 near Rivington Services

There were rush hour delays on the M61 after a crash near Rivington Services this afternoon (Friday, February 4).

By Matthew Calderbank
Friday, 4th February 2022, 4:25 pm
Updated Friday, 4th February 2022, 7:14 pm

Southbound lane 3 was closed after the crash near the Services between junctions 8 (A674 Millennium Way, Chorley) and 6 (Horwich) at around 4pm.

Traffic ground to a halt with drivers queuing from Botany Bay to the Services whilst traffic officers attend the scene.

Lancashire Police described it as a "minor injury collision" and said no casualties were taken to hospital.

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There are rush hour delays on the M61 after a crash near Rivington Services this afternoon (Friday, February 4)

National Highways said the lane closure was likely to remain in place until around 5.15pm.

All lanes have since reopened.

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