A LANE of the M6 at Orrell has been closed after an accident which saw a vehicle come off the carriageway.

Recovery work has been undertaken to clear the area at junction 26.

Lane one (of two) was closed heading towards the roundabout.

A vehicle had come off the carriageway earlier and a lane closure was implemented to aid recovery work.

The M6 Southbound lane has re-opened on the exit slip road, with traffic returned to normal.