M55 eastbound reopens near Blackpool following reports of ‘animals on carriageway’

A section of the M55 was closed near Blackpool following reports of “animals on the carriageway”.
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The eastbound carriageway was closed between junctions 4 (Marton) and 3 (Wesham) at around 2pm on Thursday (August 10).

Police said this was due to reports of animals on the carriageway.

“We anticipate this will be closed for some time,” a spokesman for Lancashire Police said.

“Thank you for your patience.”

At around 2.40pm, officers confirmed the carriageway had reopened.