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.


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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