M6 delays after rush hour crash between junctions 23 and 24

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
There are delays on the M6 after a rush hour crash near Wigan this morning (Monday, February 28).

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).

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.

Related topics:

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.