All lanes reopen after serious crash on M55

This was the scene on the M55 this evening after a car ploughed into the central reservation.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 13th January 2019, 6:15 pm
Updated Sunday, 13th January 2019, 9:19 pm
The crash on the M55 this evening
The crash on the M55 this evening

The crash happened westbound between junctions one and three of the motorway at around 6.20pm this evening.

A spokesman for Lancashire Road Police said there had been no serious injuries.

He said: "We are at the scene of an RTC on the M55 W/B. Thankfully no serious injuries but debris & vehicles across the carriageway for a considerable distance. Lane 1 will be opened imminently to allow vehicles to pass but please bear with us whilst we clear the other lanes."

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Initially traffic was brought to a standstill.

At around 9pm, Highways England said all lanes had reopened but that there were delays on approach.

They said: "All lanes have re-opened. Delays remain on approach, which should now begin to ease. Thank you for your patience today."