M6 delays after rush hour crash between junctions 23 and 24

There are delays on the M6 after a rush hour crash near Wigan this morning (Monday, February 28).

By Matthew Calderbank
Monday, 28th February 2022, 7:41 am
Updated Monday, 28th February 2022, 7:48 am

All lanes are now open after the accident on the southbound carriageway, but the earlier closure has led to congestion between J24 (Ashton-in-Makerfield) and J23 (Haydock).

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Delays should start to ease, but there is currently around five miles of queuing traffic back to junction 27 (Standish).

Highways say the congestion is adding around 30 minutes to normal journey times.

All lanes are now open after the accident on the southbound carriageway, but the earlier closure has caused congestion between J24 (Ashton-in-Makerfield) and J23 (Haydock)