M6: Queuing rush hour traffic and long delays near Preston after M61 partially closed following crash

A crash on the M61 southbound resulted in queuing traffic on the M6 near Preston.
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The crash closed two lanes on the M61 southbound near junction 9 (Clayton Brook) at approximately 1.45pm on Tuesday (October 4).

Police confirmed it was a “damage-only collision” but the closure resulted in long delays on the M6 southbound.

Traffic backed up to junction 32 (Broughton) on the M6 southbound and junction 1 on the M55 eastbound.

Severe delays of 28 minutes were reported in the area, with an average speed of 10mph.