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Broken down vehicle on M6 at Preston damages carriageway as long delays form

Posted on - 30th June, 2018 - 11:57am | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Preston News, Roads, Transport
The vehicle is a considerable size Pic: Highways England
The vehicle is a considerable size Pic: Highways England

Holidaymakers trying to get away on the M6 near Preston are experiencing long delays.

A broken down vehicle between Junction 30 (Bamber Bridge) and Junction 31 (Samlesbury) has seen one lane closed.

Motorists are reporting delays of nearly an hour compared to normal travel times on Saturday (30 June) since around 10.30am.

Highways England says it is working to remove the vehicle, which is being shifted onto a car transported, and also assess any damage to the motorway surface.

The M6 surface has been damaged by the breakdown Pic: Highways England
The M6 surface has been damaged by the breakdown Pic: Highways England

Delays on the northbound side of the M6 are nearly back to Junction 27 (Chorley/Wigan) and it’s also having a knock-on effect on the M61 northbound with delays from Junction 8 northwards to where it joins the M6 at Preston.

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Congestion is expected until at least 4pm on Saturday. The lane has been closed throughout Saturday afternoon and emergency resurfacing work will take place during Saturday evening.

Want to keep up to date on what’s happening on Preston’s roads? You can see the latest in our Facebook traffic and travel group

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