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Ribbleton Avenue re-opens after six hour closure

Posted on - 20th March, 2024 - 9:38am | Author - | Posted in - Deepdale, Preston News, Ribbleton, Roads, Transport
Police cordon in place in Ribbleton Avenue Pic: Jimmy Fisher/Blog Preston

Police closed a busy route through Deepdale due to a crash.

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Ribbleton Avenue was shut between Acregate Lane and Ceclia Street turns.

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The crash took place around 7.58am on Wednesday (20 March) and police were called by the North West Ambulance Service to the scene. Only one vehicle is understood to be involved.

A man in his 60s is in hospital in a serious condition, in an update from police.

Read more: Two teenage boys arrested after police chase stolen car from Preston to Leyland

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The road closure was close to Ribbleton Avenue Junior School and close to the turn for West View.

The view from Acregate Lane Pic: Jimmy Fisher/Blog Preston

A police spokesperson said: “Please help us by avoiding the area and making alternative plans when considering your route this morning. We’ll update you once the road has reopened.”

Police have closed off Ribbleton Avenue following a crash involving a van Pic: Kat Rushworth
Police have closed off Ribbleton Avenue following a crash involving a van Pic: Kat Rushworth

There are significant delays to bus services with diversions via New Hall Lane to avoid the closure in Ribbleton Avenue.

Ribbleton Avenue reopened around 2.45pm on Wednesday.

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