A crash on the M6 near Leyland added to the chaos on Lancashire's roads tonight.
Two lanes were blocked near Leyland.
Highways England tweeted: "Two lanes are closed on the #M6 between #j28 #Leyland and #J29 #ClaytonBrook due to a collision.
"Please avoid the area as delays are expected."
The road was reopened at about 5.15pm.
Highways England said: "Vehicles are now on the hard shoulder awaiting recovery, ambulance, police and traffic officers are also at scene.
"Please drive safely through the area.
"Thanks for your patience."