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M6 delays at Junction 31 northbound due to overturned car and trailer

Posted on - 3rd August, 2022 - 8:55am | Author - | Posted in - Fishwick, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Lane closures on the M6 at Junction 31. Pic: Highways England

An overturned car and trailer on the M6 at Junction 31 near Preston has delayed traffic after the closure of two lanes and the northbound exit sliproad.

The closures will likely add pressure to traffic navigating existing roadworks on the A59 at Brockholes Brow, as the route is a key link to East Lancashire and beyond and for travelling north or south via the M6.

National Highways said there are ‘delays building on the approach to the scene’, and travellers should allow extra time if heading in that direction.

Read more: St Joseph’s demolition vehicle damages pavements by blocked Preston city centre road

In 2021, one lane was closed after a small landslip occurred on a steep wooded embankment, resulting in part of the slope encroaching onto the road.

Work started on Monday, 25 July, to stop the embankment from moving and mitigate the risk of a bigger landslip occurring, with work expected to last seven weeks.



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