Police are continuing to deal with the crash from earlier today. "Southbound please follow the hollow square symbol: "Exit the M61 at Junction 8 and join the A6 southbound through Chorley. Sana Patel, from Blackburn, was a passenger in the Nissan and died at the scene. “A woman has lost her life and we are keen to establish exactly what has happened. We hope to receive a statement this evening on what happened. The closure on the M61, and subsequent diversion, is still in place. Exit the m61 at junction 8 and join the A6 southbound though Chorley. St Annes care home staff under investigation for allegedly dressing up dementia patients in silly costumes for own amusement, Fleetwood McDonalds worker killed seagull in violent attack because he was sick of its daily visits. In a tweet, Highways England have warned that all traffic will be "temporarily stopped". … Find Latest traffic news in Chorley. To keep updated, follow LancsLive on Facebook and @LiveLancs on Twitter. Police and paramedics have rushed to the scene. In a post on the Lancashire Police Facebook page, an officer said: "Further to our earlier posts, the M61 southbound has fully reopened following a serious road traffic collision close to Junction 8. There are delays on the A6 through Chorley and Blackrod as a result of the diversion in place. More £10,000 fines for illegal parties - including a 'warehouse wedding' in Salford and a huge house party in Bolton, "It's disappointing to see such blatant flouting of the rules when so many of us are making our own personal sacrifices," say police, 'Very, very worrying' situation unfolds for Greater Manchester's NHS as Covid patients pass April peak. Ruben Dias is already setting the standard for Man City's young defenders to follow. Jen Williams reports. The M61 was shut for horus near Bolton following a serious crash. The retailers have shared their rules for opening with shoppers. 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They later shut the motorway's southbound carriageway until 5.30pm. They said: "The M61 southbound at J8 (Chorley, A674, A6) to J6 (BoltonNorth.Horwich,A6027) traffic has been temporarily stopped due to a serious collision. Are McDonald's, Greggs, Nandos, KFC, Costa, Starbucks and Subway open during second lockdown? Motorway police say the M61 is likely to be shut for some time. The driver of the car, a woman in her 30s, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. There are 45,558 cases in Lancashire (Including Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool), 11,369 in Bolton, 7,128 in Bury, 6,605 in Cheshire East, 6,307 in Cheshire West and Chester, 7,448 in Cumbria, 3,681 in Halton, 6,608 in Knowsley, 19,882 in Liverpool, 21,807 in Manchester, 10,765 in Oldham, 9,090 in Rochdale, 9,718 in Salford, 8,500 in Sefton, 6,098 in St Helens, 7,910 in Stockport, 7,795 in Tameside, 6,794 in Trafford, 6,503 in Warrington, 12,071 in Wigan and 8,419 in Wirral. A generic view of the M61 Traffic has been stopped on the M61 southbound after what Highways England is calling a serious collision. Lancashire Police officers are at the scene of the crash and have asked drivers to avoid the area if possible. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under fire in his position as Man Utd manager after a turbulent start to the season. Police are appealing for witnesses following the fatal crash. Traffic has been stopped on the M61 southbound after what Highways England is calling a serious collision. M61 southbound closed due to serious collision between junction 8 and junction 6. Officers are hoping other drivers may be able to provide information and urging any witnesses or motorists with dashboard mounted camera footage to come forward. Witness reports indicate that an air ambulance is in attendance. A Kia Sportage car was travelling southbound when it left the carriageway and overturned. It is understood that the air ambulance is in a nearby field. Continue on the A6 to then rejoin the M61 at Junction 6.". DCC Terry Woods from Lancashire Police has provided a further update. ©JPIMedia Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

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