A car and trailer overturned on the motorway near Preston.Advertisement
Highways England closed the M61 northbound at junction 9 due to the crash.
A picture shows a car on its side following the incident which took place around 10.45pm on Saturday (11 November).
Traffic had continuing to flow in the one available lane but now the motorway has been shut.
Emergency services recovered the vehicle and the motorway reopened shortly before midnight on Saturday.