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M6 crash near Junction 31 halts traffic

Posted on - 23rd March, 2018 - 4:22pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Ribbleton, Roads, Transport
Scene on the M6 during Friday afternoon Pic: Highways England
Scene on the M6 during Friday afternoon Pic: Highways England

The M6 near Preston has ground to a halt following a crash on Friday (23 March).

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The motorway was closed heading northbound from Junction 30 (M61 exit) to Junction 31 (Tickled Trout) due to a crash involving a number of vehicles.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Services are on the scene.

It’s caused eight-mile tailbacks to Junction 28 and there’s also slow traffic on the M61 where it joins the M6 due to the crash.

The crash involved two cars – one of which had hit the central reservation – around 3.41pm.

Fire crews from Bamber Bridge and Penwortham attended the incident, according to the fire service.

No one is understood to have been hurt in the collision.

Read more: Why you can’t drive north on the M6 from Junction 31A

Heavy traffic is also causing congestion from Junction 32 southbound through to Junction 30 where you come off for the M61.

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