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‘Rubber-necking’ to blame as M6 crashes cause delays near Preston

Posted on - 3rd June, 2017 - 3:22pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, News, Roads, Transport
No one was hurt in the caravan crash Pic: LancsRoadPolice
No one was hurt in the caravan crash Pic: LancsRoadPolice

The M6 to the north of Preston is seeing long delays due to two crashes.

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A caravan overturned on the M6 southbound between Junction 33 (Garstang) and 32 (Broughton).

One lane is closed and Highways England say long delays are being experienced.

Shortly after the first crash, at 2.30pm, there was a second crash on the opposite carriageway – heading northbound from Junction 32-33 on what Lancashire Police say was ‘rubber-necking’ at the other crash.

The scene of the M6 northbound crash Pic: LancsRoadPolice
The scene of the M6 northbound crash Pic: LancsRoadPolice

A Mini and a Peugeot are thought to be involved and two lanes of the motorway were shut. All lanes were re-opened shortly after 3.20pm.

Lancashire Police tweeted: “Rubber necking at the previous RTC. Northbound between junction 32 and 33 caused further crash please pay attention.”

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