M6 Live: Latest updates after lorry crashes closes M6 between Leyland and Standish
A lorry crash has closed the southbound M6 between Leyland and Standish this morning (Wednesday, November 10).
A full closure is currently in place on the southbound carriageway between junctions 28 (Leyland) and 27 (Standish) after a lorry veered off the motorway near Charnock Richard Services at around 8.50am.
Police, ambulance and fire crews attended the scene and the driver has been treated by paramedics.
We will be bringing you all the latest updates in our live blog below...
M6 Live: Latest updates after lorry overturns on motorway near Charnock Richard Services
Last updated: Wednesday, 10 November, 2021, 18:02
- Lane closure in place between Leyland (J28) and Standish (27)
- Lorry “came off motorway” near Charnock Richard Services
- Paramedics still at the scene treating lorry driver
- Lorry has shed load and recovery efforts “might take some time”
- Complex recovery work remains ongoing
5 miles of queuing traffic on southbound M6 between Leyland and Charnock Richard Services
FULL CLOSURE now in place on M6 southbound
There is now a full closure in place on the M6 southbound between junctions 28 (Leyland) and 27 (Standish, Parbold).
Traffic Officers have stopped traffic whilst maintenance crews and recovery teams work at the scene.
Lane 1 is also affected by a diesel spill which is being treated by road crews.
The Post has asked Highways how long the full closure is expected to stay in place.
Paramedics still at the scene treating lorry driver
North West Ambulance Service say its paramedics are “still on scene”.
It said it’s unable to provide further details on the driver’s condition at this stage.
The ambulance service said it provide further updates to the Post when they are available.
Driver treated by paramedics
The lorry driver has been assessed at the scene by paramedics but it is not clear whether he has been taken to hospital.
The Post has asked North West Ambulance Service to confirm details on his condition.
More to follow...
Police statement on M6 lorry crash
A police spokesman said: “We were made aware by Highways at about 8.50am that a lorry had shed its load on the M6 just after Charnock Richard services.
“We attended with paramedics. It isn’t clear as yet whether the driver has been taken to hospital or just checked over at scene.
“It looks like a lane one closure is in place.”
Pictures from the scene
This is the scene on the M6 southbound where the lorry crashed and “came off the motorway” this morning.
Lorry crashes and “comes off motorway” near Leyland
A lorry has crashed on the M6 between Leyland and Standish this morning (Wednesday, November 10).
Lane one (Of three) is currently closed and there is heavy traffic on the southbound M6 between junctions 28 (Leyland) and 27 (Standish).
The accident involves a lorry which has “come off the road” and overturned. Traffic officers and maintenance crews are at the scene.
Lancashire Police has been approached for details on any casualties.
National Highways has warned of delays for southbound traffic whilst the lorry is recovered.
It said the scene is expected to be clear by 10.30am.