The M6 has been closed in both directions this morning (November 3) due to a police incident.Advertisement
Police have closed the motorway between junction 27 and 28.
A significant amount of congestion has been reported as a result of the closure which reportedly occurred at around 10.35am.
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@NWmwaypolice PATROLS DEALING with Police incident M6 between J27 and J28 both cways closed thanks for your patience
— NW Motorway Police (@NWmwaypolice) November 3, 2017
A statement from Lancashire Police said: “There’s a woman on a gantry. We are on the scene trying to persuade her to come down.”
We will provide more details on the incident as they become available.