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All lanes re-open on Northbound M6 after accident

North West Motorway Police have been called to an incident on the M6 Northbound.
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One lane is closed on the M61

All lanes re-opened following earlier HGV fire on M61

One lane has been re-opened on the M61 following a HGV fire by the Bolton West Services, say fire services.
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The accident happened happened at around 7.15am

All lanes re-opened following earlier lane closure on M6 Southbound

One lane has now been re-opened on the Southbound M6 following an accident.
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Next week's roadworks

NORTH WEST ROADWORKS: 23-29 January 2017

Here are all planned roadworks across the region from Monday January, 23 to Sunday January, 29 2017.
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Drivers are experiencing delays on the M6

Drivers suffering delays on M6 after HGV smash

Drivers are experiencing delays on the Southbound M6 after an incident involving two heavy goods vehicles.

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Drivers are experiencing delays

Delays on Southbound M6 after accident

Drivers are experiencing delays on the Southbound M6 after a collision.
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Council gets more cash to tackle pothole menace

Council gets more cash to tackle pothole menace

Wigan looks set to get a six-figure cash boost in its battle to keep motorists’ journeys running smoothly.

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Police and ambulance services are currently attending athree-car accident on the M6 Northbound.

UPDATE: All lanes now re-opened after three-car smash on M6

All lanes have now re-opened following an earlier three-car accident on the M6 Northbound.
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Local commuters are counting travel costs

Local commuters are counting travel costs

Wiganers are losing out financially because of soaring rail tickets combined with a slowdown in the price of houses in the local market.

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Police are advising drivers to seek alternative routes.

Man cut from lorry after shocking HGV crash in Tarleton

A man was trapped in his lorry following a shocking early morning crash in Tarleton.
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Several routes have been cancelled this morning.

Trains cancelled or delayed due to signalling problems

A signalling problem between Manchester Oxford Road and Salford Crescent has led to delays and cancellations on several rail routes throughout the North West this morning.
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If RMT members vote to strike, services operated by Northern through Preston, Blackpool and Wigan may be affected by the action.

RMT to ballot Northern Rail members over possible strike

Rail Union RMT confirmed today (4 January 2017) that it will be balloting its members on Arriva Rail North for strike action and action short of a strike over a pay dispute between its members and the company.

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Ormskirk Road, Pemberton

Fears speeding drivers are putting lives at risk

A fed-up Wigan resident is calling for something to be done to stop drivers speeding down a main road and putting lives at risk.

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Police urge drivers to take care when driving in icy conditions.

Police are urging drivers to take care in icy conditions

Lancashire police are warning drivers to take extra care when driving in icy conditions after a number of accidents were recorded on the roads across Lancashire yesterday (29 December).
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Family’s tributes to man who died in Abram crash

The family of a man who sadly died after a collision in Wigan have paid tribute to him.

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The accident happened at around 8.30amwhen a car collided with the central reservation, say the Highways Agency.

Two lanes now reopened on the M6 Northbound after a two-vehicle collision

Two lanes have now re-opened between junction 26-27 on the M6 Northbound after a two-vehicle collision this morning (23 December).
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Travellers are being urged to check routes are clear before they set off.

Environment Agency urges travellers to check flood risk ahead of Christmas getaway

With wet and windy conditions expected from Friday and into the Christmas weekend, the Environment Agency is urging people to check their flood risk - especially if driving or staying in an unfamiliar location.

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The crash blocked Billinge Road, Winstanley

Updated: Man taken to hospital following rush-hour smash with HGV in Wigan

Police say a man has been taken to hospital after an horrific head-on crash in the Wigan evening rush hour.

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Delays are reported on the M6 following an earlier accident

Delays on Southbound M6 after accident at Orrell Interchange

Delays are affecting drivers travelling South on the M6 at junction 26 (Orrell Interchange) following an earlier accident.
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Highways England will complete the roadworksby 6am on Friday 23 December

Roadworks to be completed ahead of Christmas rush

Seven North West traffic schemes will be completed in time for Christmas to help people travelling for the holiday season.

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