Major road closed after road traffic collision

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A busy major road leading into Blackpool was closed this afternoon after a road traffic collision.

North West Motorway Police tweeted that officers were closing junction 4 of the M55 westbound towards Blackpool owing to an accident on Yeadon Way – the main route into Blackpool for thousands of Bank Holiday visitors.

It was later upgraded to the closure of a section of the A5230 in both directions.

​​It is believed that three vehicles were involved.

The road was later reopened at around 3pm.