M6 lanes reopen after crash in Preston

Police have reopened the southbound M6 in Preston after a crash this morning (December 31).

Thursday, 31st December 2020, 11:47 am

Traffic had been stopped and all lanes shut after a crash shortly before 10am between southbound junctions 31A (Preston, B6242 Bluebell Way) and 31 (Samlesbury, A59 Preston New Road).

Police and traffic officers attended the scene where a white saloon car had reportedly hit the central reservation.

The crash led to delays of around 45 minutes whilst Highways arranged recovery of the stricken vehicle, before officers reopened lane 1 to alleviate congestion.

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The remaining lane closures were lifted at 10.50am.

There are no details on any injuries at this stage, but North West Ambulance Service has been approached for details.

It is the second crash on the M6 southbound this morning, after a car lost control on the snow-hit motorway between junctions 27 and 28 in Wigan shortly after 8am. The scene has now been cleared and all traffic is moving freely.

A lane had also been closed on the M6 northbound due to a broken down vehicle near junction 34, which serves Lancaster, Morecambe, Kirkby Lonsdale and Heysham. The vehicle has since been recovered and traffic has resumed as normal.

The scene of the crash on the M6 southbound between junctions 31A and 31 (Preston, Clitheroe, A59) in Preston this morning (December 31)

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All lanes are now open and traffic is moving freely again. Pic: Highways

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The crash led to delays with all lanes closed between junctions 31 and 31A in Preston this morning (December 31)