M6 traffic chaos: Massive delays on busy stretch after crash – gridlock as lanes closed

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The incident between junction 33 and junction 34 has triggered six miles of congestion in the area, causing delays of more than 77 minutes. Taffic service Inrix said: “Two lanes closed, long delays and queueing traffic for six miles due to overturned car and trailer on M6 Northbound at J33 A6 Preston Lancaster Road (Lancaster South / Garstang).”

Highways England said: “The collision has resulted in a trailer overturning. Police lead the response to the ongoing incident and have closed the carriageway to allow them to work at scene.

“National Highways have resources in attendance to assist with traffic management. Road users are advised to expect delays on the approach to the incident and allow extra time for their journeys.

“There are currently delays of 77 minutes above normal journey times.”

Another three incidents on the M6 northbound, near Garstang, Leyland and Knutsford, are causing disruption, too.

Two lanes are closed and there is queueing traffic due to a traffic issue on at J33 A6 Preston Lancaster Road (Lancaster South / Garstang). As of yet, it is unclear why. 

All traffic is being temporarily held and traffic is stationary because of an accident from J27 A5209 Crow Orchard Road (Standish) to Charnock Richard Services. Services are between J27 (Standish) and J28 (Leyland). 

One lane closed is due as a result of a broken-down vehicle from J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) to J19 A556 ( Knutsford ). Traffic is minimally impacted.


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