M61 delays after crash in Chorley

A crash on the southbound M61 is causing delays in Chorley this afternoon (Thursday, September 30).

Thursday, 30th September 2021, 1:14 pm
Long queues are building after the crash near Botany Bay which forced police to close lanes between junctions 9 (Clayton Brook Interchange, M65) and 8 (Chorley, A6)

Long queues are building after the crash near Botany Bay which forced police to close lanes between junctions 9 (Clayton Brook Interchange, M65) and 8 (Chorley, A6).

All southbound traffic was held until just before 12.30pm whilst the two vehicles involved in the crash were moved to the hard shoulder.

All lanes have now reopened, but delays of around 20 minutes remain due to residual congestion.

All southbound traffic was held until just before 12.30pm whilst the two vehicles involved in the crash were moved to the hard shoulder

Lancashire Police has been approached for details on any casualties.