M55 is quiet in Lancashire as people sticking to stay at home advice

The lockdown may have been relaxed a little but Lancashire residents are not in a rush to travel - if these pictures of the M55 today (Saturday May 16) are anything to go by.

Saturday, 16th May 2020, 2:11 pm
Updated Saturday, 16th May 2020, 2:12 pm

Since Wednesday, the Government has said people can travel as far as they like to exercise - prompting tourist destinations like Blackpool and the Lake District to encourage would-be visitors to stay away.

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But as the first weekend under the new rules got underway, traffic was light heading in both directions between Blackpool and Preston.

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There were not many cars on the M55 despite new rules say people can now travel further for their daily exercise.

While busier than in the early days of the lockdown, photographer Neil Cross said there were still "not many people out and about".

Traffic levels are still well below what they were before the lockdown.