Severe crash on motorway

Accident near Chorley, M61 J8 - J6 on November 13, 2015
Accident near Chorley, M61 J8 - J6 on November 13, 2015

Rush hour traffic around Chorley has been brought to a standstill after a 4x4 crashed into a barrier on the M61.

Highways England said the crash happened around 8.30am southbound between junctions 8 and 6 resulted in debris across the carriageway.

Police and highways staff are working to clear the blockage. One lane has been blocked.

It is not known if anyone has been injured.