Road stays shut after tanker crash

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A MAJOR route through Wyre will be closed for “several days” after a tanker overturned on the road.

Lancashire County Council says the A588 Head Dyke Lane, Pilling, will be closed to through-traffic until temporary highway repair works have been carried out.

The road is completely closed between Preesall and Pilling, just west of Lamb’s Lane, with a signed diversion in place via the A585, A586 and the A6.

Traffic for Pilling is advised to go via Garstang or Lancaster, and traffic for Preesall and Knott End is advised to go via Shard Bridge and Hambleton.

The closure is needed after the HGV overturned, causing major damage to the road.

Highways bosses said major earthworks will be needed to restore the structure of the road before it can be resurfaced.

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