A56 partially closed after grass fire

Drivers have been warned to expect delays
Drivers have been warned to expect delays

Drivers using the A56 have been advised to allow extra time for their journey this morning following a grass fire.

One lane currently remains closed on the southbound carriageway between the M65 at junction 8 near Accrington and Rising Bridge.

More than 40 firefighters spent the Thursday evening tackling a grass fire in fields near to the road.

Drivers are warned to expect possible delays through rush hour.