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M61 re-opens in both directions between Chorley and Horwich after police incident

Posted on - 15th October, 2023 - 12:48pm | Author - | Posted in - Lancashire Police, Preston News, Roads, South Ribble News, Transport
The M61 can be seen empty in both directions beyond Junction 8 Pic: Traffic Cameras UK

Major delays remain on the M61 between Preston and Bolton after it was closed.

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Lancashire Police were dealing with an ‘incident’ between Junction 8 (Chorley) and Junction 6 (Horwich).

The motorway was shut in both directions due to the incident which began shortly after 12noon on Sunday (15 October). It re-opened around 1.30pm.

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National Highways North West says there are delays of at least 30 minutes in both directions on the M61.

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Motorists were being advised to find alternative routes and the A6 through Chorley is seeing very heavy traffic as a result.

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