The day Preston stopped

Delays have been experienced on all routes in Preston and South Ribble due to the closure of the M6 ​​Photo: Rob Randall/Preston Blog

Friday turned into a day of road chaos and traffic on the M6 ​​and Preston roads.


The M6 ​​between junction J32-33 had been closed at around 3am on Friday 17th June 2022 due to an overturned lorry.

After 5 p.m., all lanes of the freeway were reopened, although delays remained until early evening as traffic cleared surrounding roads.

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Previously, the main roads through Preston, Fulwood and South Ribble were blocked with normal journeys of 10-15 minutes taking over an hour due to the volume of traffic.

On Twitter, people expressed their frustration with the situation, with one person saying, “We were stuck in there for five hours with a one-year-old on our back.

“The delay estimates were way off. Taking 14 hours to clear a single vehicle is shameful.

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