Police say M6 and Lancashire roads becoming busier as Good Friday lockdown continues

Posted on - 10th April, 2020 - 1:57pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fulwood, Preston News, Ribbleton, Roads, Transport
The M6 during the morning of Good Friday Pic:LancsRoadPolice
The M6 during the morning of Good Friday Pic:LancsRoadPolice

Police have thanked Preston for mainly following the government’s instructions to stay at home.


The M6 during Good Friday morning was far from the usual sight of caravans and families heading away for the Easter weekend.

Lancashire Police’s Road Policing Unit showed a very empty looking M6 between Junction 31A (Bluebell Way) and Junction 31 (Tickled Trout) around 10.30am on Good Friday.

The lockdown, to ensure social distancing to help reduce coronavirus deaths, remains in force for the Easter weekend.

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Not every heeded the advice not to travel, as at lunchtime Lancashire Police said there ‘had been a noticeable increase in traffic on Lancashire’s roads’.

They reminded drivers journeys should only be undertaken if essential.

One driver stopped by police in Lytham was found to have travelled 20-miles or more to buy Easter Eggs. They were also a disqualified driver.

Police seized the vehicle and police tweeted the parting comment from the driver was “I’ve got to walk now, hope you’re pleased.”

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