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M6 and M61 delays: Live updates as two separate closures on the motorways in Lancashire are causing delays

Two separate closures on motorways in Lancashire this morning (Thursday, December 7) are expected to cause long delays.
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There is a lane closure both at Junction 9 of the M61 (the Clayton Brook Interchange) and Junction 34 of the M6 (Lancaster).

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Live blog as two separate lane closures on the motorways in Lancashire are causing delays

M61 lane closure resolved

Lancs Road Police apologise to drivers for the disruption

M6 J9 incident injury update

Lancashire Police have now told us that no one was injured during the incident.

Traffic is beginning to ease between the M6 and M61

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M61 interchange

At 9:22am, the AA reported that there are delays of one minute on M6 Southbound between J35 A601(M) (Carnforth) and J34 A683 Bay Gateway (Lancaster). Average speed 30 mph.

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M6 motorway

Further update on M6 issue as full closure in place

Delays along all road leading to the motorway

All the roads leading up to the lane closure on Junction 9 of the M61 (Clayton Brook Interchange) have slow traffic and delays.

Traffic building up on junction 9 of the M61

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Junction 9 of the M61 at 8:19am

At 7:00am, a police spokesperson confirmed the closure was due to an overturned vehicle which was still awaiting recovery and so the lane was still closed.

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