Motorway accident causes delays

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Rush hour traffic on the M55 was brought to a crawl during the evening rush hour after an accident near Preston today.

Vehicles heading east, away from Blackpool, have been delayed following the incident. One lane was closed on the M6, between junctions 32 and 31 southbound.

Motorist reported a backlog of traffic on the M55 causing queues from junction 3, near Kirkham.

According to the Highways Agency, normal service is expected from around 7.15pm.

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