M6 reopens with 6 miles of congestion after serious crash near Lancaster

The M6 northbound has reopened after a serious crash closed the carriageway for 4 hours this morning (Wednesday, November 17).

The motorway was closed from 4am to 8am after a crash between junctions 33 (Galgate, Lancaster South, A6) and 34 (Heysham, Morecambe).

North West Ambulance Service said one casualty has been taken to hospital in a serious condition. You can read our report on the casualty here.

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National Highways said there was around 6 miles of congestion northbound after the motorway reopened.

There is around 6 miles of congestion on the re-opened motorway, causing delays of around 30 minutes
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Earlier this morning, a Highways spokesman said: "Please be aware that this earlier M6 northbound incident between J33 to J34 is causing delays of 30 minutes above normal journey time for this time of day.

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"There is approximately 6 miles of congestion on approach. Please allow time for the delays to ease."

You can read our full report on the crash and closure here.