The M6 has reopened in both directions following an earlier incident.

Emergency services were called afer a lorry overturned on the motorway near Preston.

Highways England said the M6 northbound was affected where two lanes had been shut close to Junction 31, between Samlesbury and Longridge.

As a result of the collision there were delays of just over one hour, with more than six miles of congestion back to the M65. There were also delays on the M61 northbound, back to J9.

The incident happened around 4pm today.

Later in the evening the motorway was closed in both directions between junctions 29 and 30 following another crash

Congestion remained heavy but delays are under 30 minutes as of 8pm.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Three fire engines from Preston and Fulwood, and the Urban search and rescue team from Bamber Bridge were called to a road traffic collision on the M6 northbound near junction 32.

"Firefighters used cutting equipment to release one person from a vehicle whilst another person was released from their vehicle by a member of the public."