Part of M61 closed after 'serious' collision

A section of the M61 has been closed following a 'serious' collision.

Motorway traffic
Motorway traffic

Emergency services were called to the southbound carriageway of the motorway between Clayton Brook and Chorley, following the incident at about 12.30pm on Friday.

All three lanes of the carriageway had been closed between J9 and J8, before one lane reopened shortly before 1pm.

More to follow.