UPDATE: Massive tailbacks after crash on M6 Southbound

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There are massive tailbacks on the M6 Southbound after a multi-vehicle crash closed two lanes.

The incident involving four cars happened between J31A Longridge and J31 Samlesbury at around 4.45pm.

Two lanes were closed but have since re-opened, it is believed there are no injuries but the accident caused congestion that tailed back to J32, M55 the Broughton Interchange.

The accident also caused major congestion around the A6 in Fulwood.

A spokesman for the fire service said: “We attended a four car road traffic collision.

“No-one was trapped.

“The 999 caller reported seeing smoke coming from a vehicle on fire.

“But it was most probably steam from a fractured radiator or airbag powder and there was no fire.

“The firefighters assisted in making scene safe.”