LIVE: M61 shut with huge queues after crash causes ‘overturned car transporter’

A part of the M61 motorway has been blocked after a crash prompted a car transporter to shed its load.

In line with site visitors administration website Inrix, the northbound carriageway of the M61 has been utterly blocked after a car transporter overturned. The highway has been blocked since 12.50pm after the crash, with a number of the vehicles falling off the transporter and onto the motorway.

Two lanes of the southbound carriageway, lanes two and three, have additionally been closed previous the incident. The crash occurred between junction six for Horwich and junction eight for Chorley, with queues shortly constructing as much as junction 4, for Farnworth.

All site visitors is being diverted by way of the strong triangle diversion route, heading by means of Blackrod, Adlington, and Chorley utilizing the A6. Highways England expect the southbound carriageway to clear by 3pm, with drivers experiencing round 40 minutes of delays.

The northbound carriageway is at present anticipated to reopen by 3.30pm, with all site visitors being pulled off the motorway at junction six. Emergency providers are on scene.

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