Lanes closed on the M61 after lorry crash

The accident happened at around 8am on Wednesday June 6 between junctions 8 and 6 near Chorley and Horwich.
The accident happened at around 8am on Wednesday June 6 between junctions 8 and 6 near Chorley and Horwich.

Lanes have been closed on the north and southbound carriageways of the M61 following a lorry crash, say police.

The accident happened at around 8am on Wednesday June 6 between junctions 8 and 6 near Chorley and Horwich.

A spokesman for the police said: "Lanes have been closed on the M61 between J8 and J6 due to a collision involving an HGV which has collided with the central reservation and is now facing the wrong way.

"Our Area Team are en-route to scene."

A Highways England spokesman said: "One lane remains closed in both directions on the M61 between J8 and J6 due to a collision involving a lorry which has damaged the central reservation barrier."