M6 motorway traffic held in both directions to transfer horse from a broken down horse box

Traffic on the M6 was briefly held this morning to safely transfer a horse between two horse boxes.

Sunday, 12th May 2019, 11:20 am
Updated Sunday, 12th May 2019, 12:20 pm
The scene at junction 26 after the road was opened (Traffic England)

Police held traffic between junctions 26 for Orrell and 27 for Standish just before 10.50am after a horse box broke down on the highway.

An AA spokesman said: "All traffic was temporarily held in both direction whilst a horse was transferred from a broken down horse box into a new horse box.

"All lanes are now reopen."

The scene at junction 26 after the road was opened (Traffic England)

A Highways England spokesman added: "Traffic officers temporarily stopped the traffic in both directions in order to safely transfer a horse from a broken down vehicle into a new vehicle.

There were very minor delays.