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M61 reopens after ‘catastrophic’ crash involving six vehicles

Posted on - 11th December, 2017 - 9:24pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Roads, Transport
One of the vehicles in the aftermath of the crash Pic: LancsRoadPolice
One of the vehicles in the aftermath of the crash Pic: LancsRoadPolice

A number of motorists were treated for minor injuries after a crash to the south of Preston.

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The M61 was closed southbound while emergency services dealt with a six-car pile up.

Lancashire Police went to the scene around 6.30pm on Monday (11 December).

The incident took place just beyond junction 8 of the motorway at Chorley.

A police spokesman said: “Unbelievably only minor injuries. Thank you for your patience whilst we dealt with a catastrophic scene.”

Another vehicle left heavily damaged after the crash on the M61 Pic: LancsRoadPolice
Another vehicle left heavily damaged after the crash on the M61 Pic: LancsRoadPolice

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All lanes reopened around 8.45pm on the M61.

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