Police called out to several motorway incidents within yards of each other in last 24 hours (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Police called out to several motorway incidents within yards of each other in last 24 hours
3:56pm Friday 15th March 2013 in News
SEVERAL incidents on the M6 have taken place within yards of each other over the last 24 hours.
A number of cars are thought to have collided at around 7pm last night, after a sudden hailstorm close to junction 35 for Carnforth.
The first incident took place on the southbound carriageway, when several vehicles 'shunted' and one hit the central reservation.
Then just minutes later police received reports of a second multiple-vehicle crash on the same stretch of motorway, on the northbound side.
It is thought the weather also caused the second incident.
Lanes two and three of the southbound carriageway were closed for some time as debris was cleared from the road.
Police were unable to say how many vehicles were involved.
A car also broke down, at the same spot, at around 9.15pm.
Then at around 8am this morning a female motorist travelling from Kendal towards Carnforth lost control of her vehicle in the third lane of the motorway and spun round by 180 degrees. It is thought water on the road caused the incident.
A final incident, also close to junction 35, took place at around 8.15am, when two vehicles collided. One ended up in the third - or fast - lane and one on the hard shoulder.
Lane three was closed on both sides while debris was cleared.
Nobody is thought to have been seriously injured in any of the collisions.
A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "It seems like several of the incidents were weather-related."