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M6 reopened just north of Preston following lorry crash

Posted on - 28th June, 2018 - 10:13pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, Preston News, Roads, Transport
View from one of the traffic cameras around Junction 32 of the M6
View from one of the traffic cameras around Junction 32 of the M6

The M6 was shut just to the north of Preston following a ‘serious crash’.

Preston Police confirmed they had put a closure in place on the northbound carriageway between Junction 32 (Broughton) and Junction 33 (Lancaster South).

The crash took place around 9.45pm on Thursday (28 June).

Two lorries are understood to have been involved in the crash.

Firefighters from Preston, Wesham and Bolton stations attended the crash along with an urban search and rescue unit from Chorley.

One man was cut from a heavy goods vehicle using cutting equipment, spreaders and a winch. He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital.

Fire crews were at the scene for around an hour on Thursday night.

Highways England closed the motorway until 5.15am on Friday (29 June), although some lanes were reopened earlier than this.

Diversion routes were via the M55 and then A6 up through Garstang.

There is currently reduced visibility on some parts of the motorway network due to smoke from the Winter Hill fire.

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