M6 reopens after overnight lorry crash closes motorway for 10 hours

The M6 has reopened following a 10-hour closure that was caused by a serious lorry crash in the early hours near Leyland.

Thursday, 1st July 2021, 11:16 am
Updated Thursday, 1st July 2021, 11:24 am

Al lanes on the southbound motorway are back open following an extensive clean-up operation at the scene of the crash near junction 28 (Leyland).

The motorway had been closed since 1am between Leyland and junction 27 (Standish/Parbold) after the crash involving a lorry and a car.

Traffic has been moving freely along the stretch of M6 since it reopened at 10.40am.

You can read our full report on the crash and closure with updates from police and the ambulance service here.

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The M6 southbound has reopened after a 10-hour closure caused by a serious lorry crash near Leyland at 1am this morning (Thursday, July 1)
The motorway had been closed since 1am between Leyland and junction 27 (Standish/Parbold) after a crash involving a lorry and a car