Multi-vehicle crash on M61 causes long tailbacks

Three-vehicle pile up on motorway caused delays.

Sunday, 21st October 2018, 10:58 am
Updated Sunday, 21st October 2018, 2:23 pm
Highways England officers have advised drivers to approach with care and avoid the area if possible

A serious crash involving several vehicles has occurred on the M61 near Chorley.

The crash is between junctions 8 and 6 on the southbound carriageway.

Initially the carriageway was entirely closed, and all traffic held.

Highways England officers have advised drivers to approach with care and avoid the area if possible

While the carriageways are now reopened, officers are still working on the scene, and there is still a buildup of traffic.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area if at all possible.

The crash is believed to have involved three vehicles, but only minor injuries were reported.

Highways England officers are still on the scene arranging for recovery for the vehicles involved.