The M6 between J31 and J33 near Preston remains closed in both directions after a milk lorry crashed through the central reservation at 7am today.Advertisement
Update: M6 re-opened in both directions at Preston after milk tanker crash chaos
National Highways North West advised there are delays of 120 minutes in both directions on the M6, M55 eastbound and M61 northbound. There is no estimate for re-opening the motorway.
There’s an extensive milk spillage across all lanes on the northbound carriageway and a diesel spillage on the southbound carriageway.
Recovery have righted the vehicle and are in the process of removing it from the scene.
Twitter users disputed the National Highways North West two-hour delay announcement.
@BrianONazareth said: “120 minutes? Been stuck on the M55 for almost 4 hours now, gone less than 4 miles.”
@MuttleyDeMutt said: “You guys are just lying to make it sound like less of a problem. My elderly mother drove into this at 10.30am and has been stuck now for 4.5hours. Why did you not close off at m61 at the m65 so people could reroute instead of getting trapped. Useless.”
Road users are advised to follow the solid square diversion symbol on road signs if heading southbound
Road users are advised to follow the solid triangle diversion symbol on road signs if heading northbound
Road users are then advised to follow the hollow circle diversion symbol on road signs if heading northbound
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