M6 reopens after overnight lorry crash closes motorway for 10 hours

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

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.

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

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

You can also keep up-to-date with the latest traffic and travel news from across Lancashire by checking our live blog here.

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