Medical emergency closes three lanes of M6

Long queues were building up on both the M6 and M61 near Preston this morning following a medical emergency.

Wednesday, 16th March 2016, 10:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th March 2016, 11:01 am

Three lanes of the M6 northbound carriageway had to be shut while police and paramedics dealt with the incident.

Only the outside lane remained open, causing congestion backing up on the motorway and having a knock-on effect to traffic heading towards Preston on the M61.

There are currently no further details about the emergency, with police describing it as “medical.”