All lanes of the M6 northbound and southbound have been reopened following a lorry crash.Advertisement
Lancashire Police and Highways England lifted the closure of the motorway between Junction 32 and Junction 33.
A lorry driver crashed into the bridge around 7am on Thursday (26 July) and triggered a near 24-hour full closure of the motorway.
The lorry driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
BRIDGE REPAIRS COMPLETE following a lorry colliding with the bridge support yesterday #M6 #Lancashire southbound btwn J33 #Galgate + J32 (#M55). The road is NOW OPEN, many thanks to our contractors, @NWmwaypolice @LancashireFRS @HighwaysNWEST @NWAmbulance for all their hard work. pic.twitter.com/hNBYFG9Y9M
— Highways England (@HighwaysNWEST) July 27, 2018
Shortly after 5.30am on Friday (27 July) the lorry was removed from the scene and police reopened the carriageway.
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Motorists experienced delays of more than two hours during Thursday as the A6 was used as a diversion route.
Traffic is still being taken off the M6 at Junction 33 and onto the A6 when coming southbound.
No reopening time for the southbound section has been given but a statement from Highways England said: “Highways England are hard at work at the scene and we will re-open the southbound carriageway just as soon as it’s safe to do so.”
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