Three M6 lanes closed after rush hour crash in Preston

A crash has closed three lanes of the M6 in Preston this morning (Monday, September 27).

Monday, 27th September 2021, 9:06 am
Updated Monday, 27th September 2021, 11:36 am

UPDATE - 9.30 - All lanes have reopened on the M6 southbound.

Three lanes were closed on the southbound carriageway after a crash between junctions 31 (A59 Preston New Road, Samlesbury) and 31A (B6242 Bluebell Way, Longridge).

Lanes 2, 3 and 4 (Of four) were closed to help with recovery and barrier repairs after the crash at around 8.10am.

Lancashire Police said the crash was caused by the poor weather conditions and are urging motorists to "slow down and drive to the conditions".

The force described the crash as 'damage only' and said no injuries were sustained.

North West Ambulance Service has been approached for further details.

Pictures show a white car with serious damage to its front after crashing into the central reservation where it caused extensive barrier damage.

Police say the crash was caused by the poor weather conditions and are urging motorists to "slow down and drive to the conditions"

Earlier, one lane was also closed on the northbound carriageway whilst crash debris was removed from the road, but this has now reopened.

The incident led to slow moving traffic on the approach from junction 32 at Broughton.

Three lanes are closed on the southbound M6 after a crash between junctions 31 (A59 Preston New Road, Samlesbury) and 31A (B6242 Bluebell Way, Longridge)