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LIVE TRAVEL UPDATES: Here's how Friday is looking


11:53am 20th July 2018
(Updated 5:51pm 20th July 2018)

Millions are expected to take to the roads this afternoon as the summer holiday's get underway.

We'll keep you moving throughout the afternoon.


M66 - Northbound 

Slow traffic on M66 Northbound from J1 A56 Manchester Road (Ramsbottom) to A56 (Ramsbottom Junction).


A56 - Reports of an incident 


A6 Lostock Lane - Bamber Bridge

Very slow traffic on A6 Lostock Lane around Cuerden Way (Sainsburys / B&Q Traffic Lights). Travel time is five minutes.


A585 - Northbound - Wesham - (6 miles East of Blackpool)

Slow traffic on A585 Northbound from A583 Blackpool Road to M55 J3.



Traffic heavier than normal and slow traffic on M6 Northbound at J30 M61. Congestion to J9 (M65 interchange).


A59 Ring Way - Preston

Heavy traffic due to traffic light failure on A59 Ring Way at A6 North Road.


M61 - Northbound

One lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M61 Northbound from J6 A6027 (Horwich) to J8 A6 (Chorley). Traffic is coping well.

Lane one (of three) is closed to assist with the tyre change.


M6 Northbound - Junction  20 -21


A6 Blackrod Bypass UPDATE

A6 Blackrod Bypass in both directions re-opened, traffic easing, accident cleared between B5238 Station Road (The Rivington Traffic Lights) and Chorley Road.



Traffic heavier than normal on M6 Northbound at J30 M61. Congestion to J9 (M65 interchange).


Pleckgate Road Brownhill  - Westbound

Pleckgate Road Westbound closed due to bridge maintenance work from the Brownhill Arms to the railway bridge.

Works on The railway bridge itself taking place.


A666 Bolton Road - Northbound 

One lane closed due to telecoms work on A666 Bolton Road Northbound at the Branch Road traffic lights.


M6 Northbound Update -

Traffic returned to normal, earlier broken down lorry on M6 Northbound between J32 M55 J32 (Broughton Interchange) and J33 (Galgate).



M6 Northbound

Slow traffic due to earlier broken down lorry on M6 Northbound between J32 M55 J32 (Broughton Interchange) and J33 (Galgate).


All lanes have been re-opened.

A6 Blackrod Bypass

Closed in both directions closed, queueing traffic due to serious accident involving a car and motorbike.

It's happened between B5238 Station Road (The Rivington Traffic Lights) and Chorley Road.

It's affecting traffic heading between Blackrod and Adlington.

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