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M6 is being closed again to repair bridge collapse

Posted on - 30th July, 2018 - 11:10am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Preston News, Roads, Transport
The scene on the M6 where the lorry has struck a bridge Pic: North West Motorway Police
The scene on the M6 where the lorry has struck a bridge Pic: North West Motorway Police

Following a lorry crash on the M6 which led to the collapse of a bridge, the popular motorway will be shut once again.

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Motorists were delayed due to a 24-hour full closure of the motorway, after a lorry driver crashed into the bridge around 7am on Thursday (26 July).

Now the incident has triggered an overnight closure of the Southbound M6 between Junctions 33 and 32.

Read more: Heavily drunk and drug driver crashes car in Lea

The closure will take place on Monday (30 July) from 8pm – 6am.

Following the initial bridge strike incident, Highways England installed a temporary column in order to uphold it.

This most recent closure will see ‘extra protection’ being added to the column.

A diversion will be created from junction 33 down the A6 to junction 1 M55.

Highway England (North West) informed motorists via Twitter. It said: “#M6 Lancashire. There’ll be an 8pm to 6am overnight closure of the southbound M6 tonight between Js 33 and 32. We’re adding extra protection to the temp column we installed last week after the bridge strike incident.

“Diversion from junction 33 down the A6 to junction 1 M55.”

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