A588 Shard Road in Poulton-le-Fylde closed after rush hour car crash

A crash has shut a major Fylde road between Poulton and Hambleton this morning (Thursday, June 16).

By Matthew Calderbank
Thursday, 16th June 2022, 9:00 am
Updated Thursday, 16th June 2022, 9:29 am

Shard Road (A588) and its bridge is closed both ways between Mains Lane and Bull Park Lane whilst emergency services attend the scene.

A police spokesman said: “We were called at 7.33am to reports of a two-car road traffic collision on Shard Road.”

The force added that those involved have suffered minor injuries.

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Shard Bridge is closed both ways after a crash on the A588 between Mains Lane (Poulton) and Bull Park Lane (Hambleton) this morning (Thursday, June 16)

The incident is causing delays for those using the Shard Bridge to cross the River Wyre between Poulton and Hambleton.

Diverted traffic is also leading to congestion on nearby routes including Mains Lane, Amounderness Way and Skippool Road.

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Inrix, the traffic alert service, says: “A588 Shard Road both ways closed due to accident, two cars involved between A585 Mains Lane (Poulton-Le-Fylde) and Bull Park Lane (Hambleton).

The scene of the crash involving two cars on Shard Road (A588) between Poulton and Hambleton this morning. Pic credit: Jordanna Louise

"There is build up of traffic at all approaches.”

Blackpool Transport said its 2C service is affected and will begin and terminate from Poulton town centre until further notice.

Saint Aidan's Church of England High School in Preesall tweeted: “We have been told that Shard Bridge is completely shut because of a road accident.

“If you are bringing your child into school this morning please use Cartford Bridge instead.”

Congestion near Cartford Bridge where traffic has been diverted across the River Wyre this morning. Pic credit: Martin Gardner