Traffic halted on M6 after lorry sheds load of offal

Posted on - 30th October, 2018 - 7:25pm | Author - | Posted in - Roads, Transport
Drivers are delayed by around half an hour

Traffic was halted on the M6 this evening (October 30) after a lorry shed its load.


Two lanes are still closed after offal was spilled onto the carriageway, covering at least 25 meters of road.

The incident happened just after 7pm between junction 26 and 27 on the northbound carriageway and could affect those returning to Preston this evening.

Highways England briefly closed all lanes while they dealt with the situation but two lanes are now closed.

Offal on the round creates a significant risk of skidding. Those travelling have been warned to allow an extra thirty minutes for their journey.

More: What happened yesterday after M6 collision brings Preston to standstill

The first statement from Highways England said: “Traffic has been temporarily stopped on the M6 northbound between J26 and J27 due to a shed load. We are in the process of closing lanes 2 and 3 and we’ll release traffic as soon as possible.”

They then followed that up with: “Traffic has been released on the M6 northbound between J26 and J27. Two lanes are closed while we clear the shed load of offal. Delays of about half an hour on the approach to the closure.”

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