M6 southbound closed after lorry "comes off motorway" between Leyland and Standish

A lorry has crashed on the M6 between Leyland and Standish this morning (Wednesday, November 10).

Wednesday, 10th November 2021, 11:48 am

There is a full closure currently in place on the southbound carriageway between junctions 28 (Leyland) and 27 (Standish).

The accident involves a lorry which has veered of the motorway and overturned near Charnock Richard Services at around 8.50am.

Police, ambulance and fire crews attended and the driver has been treated at the scene by paramedics.

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The lorry crashed on the M6 between Leyland and Standish this morning (Wednesday, November 10)

You can find the latest updates on the crash on our live blog here.North West Ambulance Service said its paramedics are “still on scene” and it's unable to provide further details on his condition at this stage.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police 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."

National Highways has warned of delays for southbound traffic, saying: "The lanes closure is likely to be on for some time while recovery takes place."