Hundreds of cars trapped on M55 following six vehicle crash

Hundreds of cars remain trapped on the westbound carriageway of the M55 following a six vehicle crash this morning.

Tuesday, 2nd May 2017, 1:01 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 8:21 pm
Highways England have now cut a gap in the central reservation and are currently directing trapped traffic to this area in batches.

Highways England have now cut a gap in the central reservation and are currently directing trapped traffic to this area in batches.

A spokesman for Highways England said: "We work from the back of the queue up the gap in barrier then we u-turn the traffic from the gap past the scene.

"As for a timescale. It depends where you are in the queue. But be assured we're working as fast as we can."

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The westbound carriageway of the M55 is expected to remain closed until at least 6pm this evening, say Highways England.

The accident happened at junction 3 for Kirkham at around 8.40am this morning.

Highways England have now cut a gap in the central reservation and are currently directing trapped traffic to this area in batches.
Highways England have now cut a gap in the central reservation and are currently directing trapped traffic to this area in batches.