Bus breakdown sparks M55 fire alert

Fire crews were called to the M55 following reports a double decker bus might be on fire

Tuesday, 25th April 2017, 3:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:51 pm
One lane of the M55 has been closed

On arrival at the scene firefighters discovered the bus had suffered a mechanical fault but there was no fire.

The bus was on the hard shoulder of the eastbound carriageway between junction three at Kirkham and junction one at Broughton.

A Lancashire Fire and Rescue service spokesman said the bus had most likely suffered an engine failure.

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Police and Fire Service staff worked to make the scene safe.

One lane of the motorway is currently closed. It is expected to re-open by 4.45pm.

Motorists are being warned to take extra care in case oil has been spilled on the carriageway