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Preston motorway delays: M55 re-opened after serious accident near Junction 3

Posted on - 6th July, 2014 - 7:13pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, News, Roads, Transport, Woodplumpton

The M55 westbound entry slip road from the M6 at Preston has re-opened after a serious accident

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The westbound stretch between junction 1 and 3 was closed from around 6.30pm until 9.15pm.

The motorway is now fully re-open.

The Air Ambulance were called after to near junction 3 of the M55.

Three children are believed to have been injured after a 4×4 overturned. One of the children has been flown to the Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Two adults are said to have bruises. The injuries to the children are not believed to be life-threatening.

Highways Agency North West had reported the slip road would not re-open until 12.45am on Monday, but police cleared the motorway faster than expected.

North West Motorway Police tweeted around 6.40pm: “If you are stuck on the M55 westbound prior to junction 3 we will clear traffic as soon as possible.”

Latest news from NW Motorway Police is that the M55 is now fully open.

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