M6 | Lancashire | Carriageway Closure | Long Delays 30 minutes

The M6 is currently closed from J32 to J31 with delays of at least 30 minutes covering several miles of the southbound carriageway. This closure is due to two road traffic collisions and Highways England has resources deployed working hard to restore normal conditions as soon as possible.

For traffic approaching the closure locally, you are advised to expect disruption with extra journey time and may potentially have to re-route your journey.

If travelling towards this area from much farther afield, you may wish to change your strategic route, allow extra travel time and follow guidance from our on-road variable message signs and media.  

Diversion route details and guidance is as follows; exit the M6 at J32 onto the M55 westbound. Exit the M55 at J1 onto A6 towards Preston. At the A6/A5085 junction, turn left on to the A5085 eastbound. At the Fishwick roundabout take the first exit on to the A59 eastbound to rejoin the M6 at J31. This route is marked out with solid square symbols on road signs.

Further incident information is available from Highways England by visiting our www.trafficengland.com website and travel apps, or via our @HighwaysNWEST regional twitter feed. For urgent real time assistance, our 24/7 contact centre team is able to provide up to the minute information on 0300 123 5000.

Highways England has been working closely with our emergency services colleagues Lancashire Police, who led the response to this incident.

Last updated on: 07/08/2019 00:07