M6 lanes closed as emergency services respond to crash in Preston

An accident on the M6 near Preston is leading to delays this morning.


The crash happened on the southbound carriageway, between junctions 31A and 31 (Ribbleton).

It is understood the crash happened directly under Pope Lane bridge in Ribbleton at around 9.45am.

North West Ambulance attended with an ambulance and rapid response unit.

The service confirmed that a patient has been taken to hospital with an ankle injury.

The crash involved a dark grey Ford Mondeo Estate and a blue Nissan Almera.

The crash involved a Ford Mondeo Estate and a Nissan Avensis

The crash involved a Ford Mondeo Estate and a Nissan Avensis

The cars have now been moved to the hard shoulder and lanes 1 and 2 reopened.

Traffic is currently moving very slowly, with queues back to junction 32 (Blackpool, M55, Preston A6).

Lanes 1 and 2 had been closed by traffic officers following the crash.

Traffic has now returned to normal.

Two lanes have been closed on the M6 at Preston

Two lanes have been closed on the M6 at Preston

Police have closed two lanes after a crash on the M6 southbound between junctions 31a and 31 this morning

Police have closed two lanes after a crash on the M6 southbound between junctions 31a and 31 this morning