**SOURCE IS TRAFFIC NEWS**
All traffic stopped just after Chorley due to crash.
Traffic is currently being allowed to join at Chorley however we STRONGLY advise you not to. If you are heading to the M6/M61 please come off at Chorley using the A6 or find alternative routes. The incident, apparently weather related, looks to have involved around 20 vehicles.
At this stage, we are unsure of the severity or injuries, but believe the motorway will remain gridlocked for a number of hours.
Traffic southbound is stop-start due to ‘rubber necking’ and matrix is set to 40mph.
With the weather the way it is please only travel if it’s necessary and if it is, drive with extra caution.