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Two lanes shut on M6 southbound as icy conditions lead to crash

Posted on - 9th December, 2017 - 10:31am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather, Roads, Transport
Scene on the M6 southbound at Junction 29 Pic: LancsRoadPolice
Scene on the M6 southbound at Junction 29 Pic: LancsRoadPolice

Motorists have been warned to take extra care as snowy conditions present difficult driving terrain across Preston and Lancashire.

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Police closed two lanes of the M6 southbound at Junction 29 on Saturday (9 December) morning.

Preston awoke to find a light covering of snow – a very rare occurrence – and the road network has seen a number of minor crashes during the morning.

A vehicle on the motorway has spun into the central reservations.

Read more: Hour-by-hour weather forecast throughout Saturday and Sunday in Preston

Lancashire Police said no serious injuries were reported from the crash and the motorway all lanes reopened around 11.15am.

A warning of snowfall remains in place for Preston and Lancashire throughout Saturday and into Sunday when temperatures are expected to drop further.

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