M6 closed in both directions overnight due to police incident

Posted on - 4th December, 2023 - 7:48am | Author - | Posted in - Lancashire Police, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Traffic on the M6 this morning
Traffic on the M6 this morning

The M6 was closed in both directions for several hours overnight due to a police-led incident.


The nature of the incident has not been made clear but was reported by both Lancashire Police and National Highways: North West.

The motorway was closed between junction 30 and 31 at around 12.30am this morning (December 4) with police able to reopen the carriageway to traffic by around 3.30am.

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A spokesperson for police said: “Earlier in the night we made you aware of a closure on the M6 in both directions between Junction 30 and 31 due to a police incident.


“We can now confirm the motorway has re-opened.”

Traffic does not appear to be affected by the incident this morning. There are some delays on the M6 near junction 32 that would be considered typical for a Monday morning.

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