The M6 has been closed in both directions after a man has been hit by a car on the northbound carriageway just after junction 31 at around 1.30pm. Sadly, the man has died.
The motorway will remain closed whilst the body is removed and accident investigation work is carried out. Traffic is busy in the area and we would advise motorists to avoid the area.
This is all we have on this incident at the moment but for more information check the Lancashire Police twitter feed: http://twitter.com/lancspolice