A serious crash shut the M55 heading away from Preston during Tuesday (17 July) evening.Advertisement
Lancashire Police closed the motorway between the start of the M55 at Junction 3 (Kirkham) and Junction 4 at Blackpool around 5.30pm.
The North West Ambulance Service took a male motorbike rider to hospital for treatment after the crash.
Both the A583 and the A6 were heavy with diverted traffic following the crash.
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Massive accident at very end of M55 (Blackpool). Dozens of emergency vehicles on scene, road completely blocked and queue tailed back to Kirkham at Junction 3 @NWmwaypolice @BBCLancashire
— Goose (@twiteringgoose) July 17, 2018
One lane was reopened around 6.30pm and all lanes reopened around 8.15pm and congestion quickly eased.
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