UPDATE: As of 4pm, the carriageway had reopened.

Delays of up to 10 minutes should be expected 

A busy stretch of motorway has been closed due to an overturned LGV.

The M6 northbound between junction 33 and junction 34 close to Lancaster has been closed and traffic diverted.

Emergency services are on scene with recovery attempting to remove the vehicle from the carriageway.

Lancashire Telegraph:

Police attending the incident have also issued a warning to motorists stuck in traffic after one person tried cutting across the carriageway.

A spokesperson for the road police said: "Regarding the closure between junctions 33-34 northbound, we can't give an ETA for reopening but it's now just a case of cleaning up Diesel on the carriageway so hopefully not too much longer.

"On a side note, if you get stuck in the traffic don't do what this guy did and try to nip around it. Doh."

Lancashire Telegraph:

Highways England issued the following statement in relation to diversions as the closure remains in place: "The M6 is currently closed northbound between J33 and J34 due to an overturned vehicle.

"Lancashire Police and Highways England Traffic Officers are on scene. 

"Diversions are signed by the hollow triangle symbol displayed on local road signs.

"The route guidance is as follows: Exit J33, at the roundabout take second exit to Lancaster A6.

Lancashire Telegraph:

"Follow A6 through Galgate and past Lancaster University.

"Follow A6 through Scotforth, at Infirmary roundabout take second exit to City Centre A6.

"Follow one-way system through city centre staying in right-hand lane.

"At Sainsbury's traffic signals, follow Kirkby Lonsdale A683 (M6), keeping in right-hand lane.

"After going through a further three sets of signals, move into left-hand lane still following Kirkby Lonsdale A683 (M6).

"Continue along A683 Caton Road, at M6 J34 traffic signals turn left onto slip road to rejoin M6 at J34."