Severe delays on the M6 near Preston as traffic is stopped after crash

M6 drivers are being warned of long delays of over an hour after traffic was stopped because on an accident.

Friday, 30th October 2020, 7:11 pm

The incident has happened on the southbound carriageway of the M6 where it meets the M61 between junctions 30 and 31.

Traffic is also slow on the northbound carriageway.

Highways England said that Traffic Officers, Lancashire Police and the North West Ambulance service were currently at the scene.

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They advised: "Please allow extra time for your journey and consider alternate routes, if possible. Our officers and the police are doing all they can to clear the scene as quickly as possible."

Lancashire Road police suggested that the traffic tailback was stretching for over 6 miles, back to junction 32 at the M55.

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The scene tonight on the M6