Section of M55 reopens after 'police incident' closes carriageway

A section of the M55 was closed by police due an "incident" this afternoon (December 20).

By Sean Gleaves
Monday, 20th December 2021, 8:00 pm

The M55 westbound was closed between junctions 1 (Broughton Roundabout) and 3 (Wesham Interchange) at approximately 1.50pm due to a "police incident".

National Highways warned motorists that congestion was building on the approach.

At 2.20pm, it was confirmed the carriageway had fully reopened and traffic was easing.

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"The police incident has concluded and traffic has now been released on the M55 westbound," a spokesman for National Highways said.

"There are no significant delays in the area."

Lancashire Police said they were unable to find anything on their logs about the incident.

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A section of the M55 was closed by police due an "incident" (Credit: National Highways)

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