Tailbacks on major Preston to Blackpool route after accident

There is slow-moving traffic on one of Preston's main arteries tonight after a two-car collision.

Monday, 18th March 2019, 5:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th March 2019, 7:13 am
The crash on Blackpool Road, Clifton. Pic Lancs Road Police
The crash on Blackpool Road, Clifton. Pic Lancs Road Police

Lancashire Road Police said the accident, which happened at around 5.30pm this evening, is causing congestion on the A583, Blackpool Road, Clifton.

They tweeted: "HO38 and HO48 dealing with a two vehicle road traffic collision, Blackpool Road, Clifton. Please take care in the rain and be mindful of slow moving traffic as a result."

AA Roadwatch said the road was "partially blocked and queueing traffic due to accident".

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The crash on Blackpool Road, Clifton. Pic Lancs Road Police

It reported that: "Lancashire police are on scene guiding traffic pass the scene, sensors show traffic is particularly affected eastbound heading out of Ashton on Ribble."

Elsewhere tonight, a broken down double decker bus is causing problems on the M6 southbound between junctions 32 and 31a, with one lane closed.