Motorist travelling south on the M6 faced major disruption as the southbound carriageway was completely closed due to a police incident.

The closure was in place between junctions 36 (Kirkby Lonsdale) and junction 34 (Lancaster), due to an incident at junction 34.

Police were called to the scene shortly before 5am this morning and officers were diverting traffic off the motorway.

Highways England has now confirmed that the road has now reopened.