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M6 and M61 reopen at Preston after icy conditions cause hours of delays

Tyre tracks show where drivers skidded off the motorway Pic: Preston Fire Station Emergency services have reopened the M6 and the M61 after snow and ice saw a string of crashes. From 3.30pm on Sunday (27 December) motorists were left stranded after hail […]

4 weeks ago
Crash on M6 close to Junction 31 northbound cleared but delays remain

This morning (Friday, 13 November) traffic was built up from the Blacow Bridge Interchange (M61) to Junction 31 (M60, Preston, Blackburn and Clitheroe) for the A59, after a collision occurred. […]

2 months ago
Tribute paid to Lostock Hall woman who died in M61 crash

Toni Sheppard from Lostock Hall The family of a woman who died following a crash on the M61 on Sunday (June 28) have paid her a tribute. Toni Sheppard, 38, from Lostock Hall died at […]

7 months ago
Appeal after woman dies in M61 collision

M61 near Bolton West Services Pic: Google Maps A woman has died in a crash on the M61 between junctions 6 and 8 today (Sunday 28 June). Police were called around 12.45pm to reports of the one-vehicle collision […]

7 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement M61 reopens between Junction 9 and Junction 8 after concern for safety

Traffic being diverted off the M61 at Junction 9 southbound Pic: Highways England The M61 was been shut in both directions heading to and from Preston. Lancashire Police and Highways England shut the motorway due to a concern for safety. The police incident […]

8 months ago
Three weeks of delays expected on M61 during repairs

Motorists can expect three weeks of delays on the M61 while work is underway to repair the carriageway. Highways England has advised motorists ‘patching’ work will be taking place between […]

1 year ago
Family pay tribute to ‘cheeky, funny, girl’ who died in M61 collision

The family of a 12-year-old girl who died in a collision on the M61 have paid tribute to “a cheeky, funny girl who was always smiling.” Sana Patel died at […]

2 years ago
Man and woman arrested following death of girl in M61 crash

A 23-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a girl died in a collision on the M61. Sana Patel, […]

2 years ago
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