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M6 reopened near Preston after crash as air ambulance called out

Posted on - 24th October, 2016 - 2:09pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Ribbleton, Roads, Transport
Queues on the M61 northbound where it joins the M6 Pic: Sharon Shepherd

Queues on the M61 northbound where it joins the M6 Pic: Sharon Shepherd

The air ambulance has been called after a five-car crash on the M6.

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Emergency services at the scene on the motorway near Preston.

The M6 is closed northbound between Junction 30 (M61 junction) and 31 (Tickled Trout), northbound due to the crash and southbound side was closed so the air ambulance can land.

Highways England have tweeted the incident is a ‘medical emergency’. Police later confirmed a man had died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

Delays are expected in both directions until around 3.30pm on Monday (24 October).

Long delays are still being reported northbound where the M61 joins the M6 and also southbound from Junction 31A to Junction 31.

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