M55 pile up: Carriageway reopens but miles of queues between Blackpool and Preston remain Gridlock on the easbound M55. Sign Up To Our Daily Newsletter Sign up 0 Have your say A crash on the M55 has caused traffic to grind to a halt in both directions. Motorists were at a standstill eastbound and westbound between J3 and J1 of the M55. The motorway has now reopened in both directions as of 7pm. Is this the end of the road for the Fishergate Bollard?