M6 closed northbound near Preston due to crash with warnings of long delays

Posted on - 23rd April, 2024 - 4:06pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Traffic being diverted off the M6 at Junction 32 around 5pm on Tuesday (23 April) Pic: Blog Preston

The M6 is closed in one direction due to a crash.

Police reported at 3.55pm today (23 April) that the northbound carriageway between junction 32 and 33 was closed while they dealt with the incident. People on the roads are warned to expect long delays on approach.

A spokesperson for police said: “Please can we advise that the M6 Motorway is currently closed Northbound from Junction 32 and entry onto the M55 slip road as officers are currently dealing with a road traffic collision. Please can we ask that you avoid the area.”

A further statement from police to Blog Preston said: “We were called to reports of collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle at Junction 32.”

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National Highways North West confirmed the closure.

A spokesperson said: “The M6 is closed northbound between J32 (M55) and J33 Lancaster.

“This is due to a police incident. Expect long delays on approach.”

Indications on the Traffic England website suggest there will be delays until at least 7.30pm on Tuesday.

As of 5pm there was gridlock on the A6 Garstang Road and surrounding routes in Fulwood as drivers tried to find alternative routes through.

On the M6 itself there are delays back to Junction 29 northbound and extremely slow traffic on the A6 from the Broughton roundabout up towards Garstang.

Stagecoach is reporting long delays to all its services in Preston – especially on services heading northbound on the A6.

The delays are back into South Ribble too, with London Road and the A6 down to Bamber Bridge gridlocked as drivers attempt to go through the city.

Delays on the A6 approaching Preston at Walton-le-Dale Pic: Blog Preston

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