The M61 is facing delays after sheep were found straying onto the carriageway.
Traffic was held between 8:50am and 9:10am this morning southbound on junction 8 for Chorley, while the sheep were located back to their field.
Drivers took to twitter to voice their concerns to Lancashire Police, after one commuter reported that they were at a standstill.
Can you let me know what’s happening on the M61. We are at a standstill ?
— Kathryn Gregory (@kjgregory111) November 29, 2019
There are no full closures on the M61, however we are dealing with sheep on the verge where you have seen us on the hard shoulder.
— Highways England (@HighwaysNWEST) November 29, 2019
All lanes have been re-opened, however there is still some traffic in the surrounding area.