A56 partially closed after grass fire

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

Friday, 6th July 2018, 7:28 am
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 4:48 pm
Drivers have been warned to expect delays

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

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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.