The M6 is currently closed southbound between J32 and J31A due to a lorry carrying plant machinery which has overturned causing significant damage and spillages of fuel.
Due to the location of the incident the M55 eastbound link to the M6 south is also closed. There are long delays approaching both the M6 and M55 closures. Traffic officers are on scene and resources are being arranged to recover the involved vehicles and clear the carriageway.
Diversions are signed by the solid square diversion symbol and are as follows:
Exit M6 J32, Blackpool, onto M55. Exit M55 J1. Broughton, take first roundabout exit, A6 Preston. At the A6/A5085 junction turn left (M6 South). Follow the A5085 to the A59 roundabout. Take the first exit and follow the A59 to M6 J31, Tickle Trout. At the first roundabout take the second exit, M6 South, Birmingham. At the second roundabout take the second exit to rejoin the M6 southbound.
For traffic approaching the delays locally, you are advised to expect disruption with extra journey time and you may wish to re-route or delay your journey.
If travelling towards this area from much farther afield, delay information will remain visible on our on-road variable message signs until delays have cleared.