Ribbleton crash forces police to close busy road in both directions

A serious crash has forced police to close a Ribbleton road in both directions this afternoon (September 9).

By Matthew Calderbank
Monday, 9th September 2019, 2:30 pm
Updated Monday, 9th September 2019, 3:30 pm
A crash has forced police to close Ribbleton Avenue, Preston in both directions this afternoon (September 9)
A crash has forced police to close Ribbleton Avenue, Preston in both directions this afternoon (September 9)

The crash happened in Longridge Road, between Ribbleton Hall Drive and Gammull Lane, at around 2pm.

Police are urging people to avoid the area whilst emergency services attend the scene.

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Diversions are in place for motorists as the half-mile stretch of road is expected to remain closed for some time.

A police spokesman said: "Due to a road traffic collision we have had to close Ribbleton Avenue, Preston in both directions.

"The road is closed between Ribbleton Hall Drive and Gammull Lane and there is a road diversion in place.

"If you are planning on travelling, we ask that you avoid the area."

A crash has forced police to close Ribbleton Avenue, Preston in both directions this afternoon (September 9)

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The half-mile stretch of Longridge Road in Ribbleton has been closed this afternoon after a road traffic collision between Gamull Lane and Ribbleton Hall Drive