From Lancashire Police
*** UPDATE – M6 CLOSURE ***
Police are at the scene of a road traffic collision on the M6 southbound Charnock Richard. At approximately 8.45am today, an HGV left the carriageway, in the process shedding its load and leading to a full closure of the M6 southbound J28-J27. The driver was uninjured and no other vehicles were involved.
This is now a Highways Agency-led incident supported by police. The recovery and clean-up operation has commenced and it is estimated to take around two hours to complete. The motorway is expected to reopen around 1.30pm today.
Local diversions are in place. Check before you travel.