Calls for action over road closure

Congestion on the M6 following an accident near Junction 31a at Longridge/Preston East

Congestion on the M6 following an accident near Junction 31a at Longridge/Preston East

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A North West MP is calling for more action to minimise road closure times following accidents on a motorway.

New figures show that last year, 25 smashes on the 100-mile stretch of the M6 from Standish to Carlisle resulted in closures to either one carriageway or more for 133 hours 36 minutes - or the equivalent of five-and-a-half days and nights.

The disruption and its knock-on effect for traffic in places like Preston, Chorley, Leyland and Lancaster was almost double that of the previous year, with 2012 witnessing 16 accidents which blocked the motorway for a total of 72 hours, or three full days.

 

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