M55 reopens westbound after biker accident

Police have tonight closed two lanes of the westbound M55 after junction three because of an accident involving a biker.

Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 8:05 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 10:52 pm
The M55 closure

The accident happened in this evening's rush hour between Kirkham and Marton and the carriageway was closed to allow accident investigators to do their work.

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Motorway police also closed junction three to allow trapped traffic to be released after a backlog built up.

Lancashire Road police said: "We have had to temporarily close junction 3 to westbound traffic. Lanes 2 and 3 also to release trapped traffic. Hopefully won’t be too long."

The road reopened just after 9pm.