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Caravan crash causes M6 delays at Preston for holidaymakers heading north

Posted on - 30th March, 2018 - 12:16pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, Preston News, Roads, Transport
View of the motorway at Junction 31 which is seeing delays due to the crash further north Pic: Motorway Traffic Cameras
View of the motorway at Junction 31 which is seeing delays due to the crash further north Pic: Motorway Traffic Cameras

Those trying to head beyond Preston for an Easter getaway have found themselves delayed by an hour or more due to a broken down vehicle.

A car and caravan crashed between Junction 32 (Broughton) and Junction 33 (Lancaster).

This snarled up the northbound carriageway heading towards the city and delays quickly built back to Junction 28 on the M6 and back to Junction 8 on the M61 northbound.

Highways England said shortly after 12noon the car and caravan had been recovered and all lanes are now back open on the motorway.

Read more: Why you can’t drive North at Junction 31A

Routes through the city, on the A6, have become heavily congested as motorists try to find an alternative route to Blackpool in particular.

Traffic is also busy in Penwortham Pic: Chris Hough
Traffic is also busy in Penwortham Pic: Chris Hough

The Broughton roundabout has become very busy, with delays of 10-15 minutes on the M55 due to congestion with holidaymakers heading to Blackpool.

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