Live updates as serious crash closes M6 northbound in Lancashire with 40 minute delays reported

The M6 has been closed following a "serious collision" in Lancashire this afternoon (August 12).

Thursday, 12th August 2021, 6:54 pm

The closure was put in place on the northbound carriageway between junctions 32 (Broughton Interchange) and 33 (Hampson Green Interchange) at approximately 4.30pm.

Traffic officers, police and paramedics have been called to the scene.

No details have been released about the number of vehicles involved, but "considerable delays" are expected.

A spokesman for Highways England said: "This full closure will be in place for several hours."

The collision has caused several miles of congestion on the M6 around Preston and the M55 eastbound from Blackpool.

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40 minute delays were reported in the area following the crash. (Credit: Highways England)

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Serious crash closes M6 northbound in Lancashire

Last updated: Friday, 13 August, 2021, 12:07

  • The northbound was closed between junctions 32 (Broughton Interchange) and 33 (Hampson Green Interchange)
  • Traffic officers, police and paramedics have been called to the scene
  • Highways England said “considerable delays” are expected
  • Carriageway not expected to reopen until at least 8.15pm

Two confirmed dead in yesterday’s crash

Two people died after yesterday’s M6 crash, police confirmed this morning (Friday, August 13).

Officers said their next of kin are being informed.

You can read the full story by clicking HERE.

Updated traffic map of the area

Traffic on the northbound carriageway appears to be easing, but congestion remains on the A6.

Southbound carriageway reopens but northbound side remains closed

The scene on the M6 southbound

45 minute delays on M6 southbound as northbound traffic released through central reservation

Central reservation removed

The central reservation has been removed to allow traffic to turn around and travel back on the southbound carriageway.

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