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Preston, M6, M61 and M55 gridlocked by holidaymaker traffic and crashes

Posted on - 4th June, 2021 - 4:32pm | Author - | Posted in - Lancashire Police, Preston News, Roads, South Ribble News, Transport, Wyre News
Current traffic on M6 northbound. Pic: Motorway traffic cameras
Current traffic on M6 northbound. Pic: Motorway traffic cameras

Many roads in and out of Preston are currently at a stand-still or slow moving.

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This is due to a three-vehicle car crash earlier today on the M6 between Junctions 31A and 32, as well as people travelling to Blackpool and the Lake District.

Emergency services attended the scene.

Current state of Preston and surrounding area's roads. Pic: @twiteringgoose
Current state of Preston and surrounding area’s roads. Pic: @twiteringgoose

Read more: M6 delays at Preston of more than an hour due to three-vehicle crash

One lane of the M6 northbound is still closed with delays of up to 70 minutes.

Many of the roads are rated at a severe level of congestion with some not moving at all.

It is thought that the sunny weather has caused more cars to be on the road for people travelling to staycation areas such as the Lake District.

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