Car crash on Ribble Valley road

A car crash took place on the A59 near Blackburn this afternoon.

Saturday, 22nd May 2021, 2:50 pm
Updated Saturday, 22nd May 2021, 3:56 pm

Police and ambulance services were seen near Tiggis Ribble Valley restaurant on Longsight Road at around 2.30pm.

Traffic news reports slow-moving traffic in both directions along the surrounding stretch of road. Drivers are warned by the AA to expect 'severe delays of ten minutes and delays increasing on A59 Longsight Road westbound in Lancashire', with an average speed of 10mph.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: "Longsight Road (A59) is currently closed through Clayton-le-Dale between Ribchester Road Crossroads and Showley Road while we deal with a road traffic collision. Please avoid the area."

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Car crash on the A59