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Car travelling wrong way on M6 at Preston caused traffic chaos this morning

Posted on - 9th February, 2022 - 10:25am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, Preston News, Transport
The M6 Northbound has now been reopened between J31A and J32. Pic: Google

Overnight the M6 was closed causing traffic delays, and Lancashire Police have taken to social media to let people know why.

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The M6 Northbound has now been reopened between J31A (Bluebell Way) and J32 (Broughton) following the conclusion of the police incident.

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They said: “We were called at about 4.40am on Wednesday, 9 February, to reports of a car travelling south on the north bound carriageway of the M6.

“Police patrols attended and stopped the car, a Toyota Aygo, by first using a stinger and then making deliberate tactical contact in order to safely bring the incident to a close.

“The driver of both the Aygo and the police vehicle which made contact were unhurt but the Aygo driver, an elderly man, was taken to hospital as a precaution.

“It is believed the Aygo driver may have become disorientated and joined the motorway the wrong way.The motorway was closed northbound for a number of hours while the scene was dealt with.

“The road is re-open now but traffic is still heavy.Many thanks to everyone affected for their patience and understanding. Have a happy and a safe Wednesday.”



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