M6 reopens after overnight lorry crash closes motorway for 10 hours

The M6 has reopened following a 10-hour closure that was caused by a serious lorry crash in the early hours near Leyland.

Thursday, 1st July 2021, 11:16 am
Updated Thursday, 1st July 2021, 11:24 am

Al lanes on the southbound motorway are back open following an extensive clean-up operation at the scene of the crash near junction 28 (Leyland).

The motorway had been closed since 1am between Leyland and junction 27 (Standish/Parbold) after the crash involving a lorry and a car.

Traffic has been moving freely along the stretch of M6 since it reopened at 10.40am.

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You can read our full report on the crash and closure with updates from police and the ambulance service here.

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The M6 southbound has reopened after a 10-hour closure caused by a serious lorry crash near Leyland at 1am this morning (Thursday, July 1)
The M6 southbound has reopened after a 10-hour closure caused by a serious lorry crash near Leyland at 1am this morning (Thursday, July 1)
The motorway had been closed since 1am between Leyland and junction 27 (Standish/Parbold) after a crash involving a lorry and a car