Road Traffic Collision on M6 South

Date: 02/07/2023

Time: 07:13:00

Address: M6 Southbound

Incident Number: 2307000403

Four fire engines from Preston, Bamber Bridge and Chorley and the USAR team from South Shore, were mobilised to a road traffic collision on the M6 southbound between junctions 31A and 31.

On arrival, crews found a large goods vehicle that had overturned and approximately 20,000 litres of milk had spilt onto the motorway.

Two casualties have been treated by North West Ambulance Service and conveyed to hospital. The fire service are at the incident to ensure the scene is safe and are currently using two hose reels and an environmental pack.

Crews remain on scene.

Update at 14:55pm

Two fire engines from Preston and Fleetwood are at the scene and the hazardous materials unit and its support fire engine from South Shore.

A multi-agency meeting has taken place and firefighters are assisting partner agencies with cleaning the north and southbound carriageways using hose reels.

The motorway remains closed. For more information about diversion routes go to: