M6 delays after collisions near Samlesbury

TRAFFIC was delayed on the M6 this morning between junctions 30 and 31 after a series of small accidents causes by icy conditions.

Three of the four lanes close to the Samlesbury junction were briefly blocked twice around breakfast time as Highways Agency, police and fire brigade staff moved vehicles of the carriageway between Preston and the M61 junction.

Temporary lane restrictions were imposed several times for salvage work but no-one was reported injured.

A Highways Agency spokesman said: “We have had four or five incidents on the M6 between junctions 30 and 31, all minor bumps because the icy conditions.

"The road was treated overnight but we need vehicle traffic to drive the grit into the ice.

Traffic was stopped a couple of times but the motorway was not actually closed.

"Lane restrictions are in place while we move vehicles onto the hard shoulder.”

There were also a couple of minor incidents on the M55 from Preston to Blackpool.

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7:13pm Thu 26 Dec 13

vicn1956 says...

My daughters partner left Whitehaven about 5.00 am. the only ice he found was when he neared Preston/Blackburn. Says it all!
My daughters partner left Whitehaven about 5.00 am. the only ice he found was when he neared Preston/Blackburn. Says it all! vicn1956

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