These 17 pictures show Penwortham traffic chaos following rush hour crash

A crash on the Guild Way flyover from Penwortham into Preston has led to severe traffic delays this morning (December 9).

Wednesday, 9th December 2020, 11:16 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th December 2020, 11:20 am
Morning traffic chaos in Penwortham after crash on Guild Way flyover into Preston

Preston-bound motorists were left stuck in a standstill on the Penwortham bypass after a crash on the Guild Way flyover at around 7.20am.

Some people said they had been trapped in the miles-long queue for up to two hours, with some vehicles requiring roadside rescue services due to overheating.

The Post has captured the chaos on camera, with these 17 pictures revealing the sheer extent of the congestion on the bypasses in Penwortham, Howick and Hutton.

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Morning traffic chaos in Penwortham after crash on Guild Way flyover into Preston

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Morning traffic chaos in Penwortham after crash on Guild Way flyover into Preston
Some people have had to call rescue services after their cars overheated in the standstill this morning
Morning traffic chaos in Penwortham after crash on Guild Way flyover into Preston
Morning traffic chaos in Penwortham after crash on Guild Way flyover into Preston
Morning traffic chaos in Penwortham after crash on Guild Way flyover into Preston
Some motorists have been making u-turns through a gap in the safety barrier separating the two carriageways on the Golden Way bypass this morning
Morning traffic chaos in Penwortham after crash on Guild Way flyover into Preston
Morning traffic chaos in Penwortham after crash on Guild Way flyover into Preston
Morning traffic chaos in Penwortham after crash on Guild Way flyover into Preston
Morning traffic chaos in Penwortham after crash on Guild Way flyover into Preston
Morning traffic chaos in Penwortham after crash on Guild Way flyover into Preston
Morning traffic chaos in Penwortham after crash on Guild Way flyover into Preston
Morning traffic chaos in Penwortham after crash on Guild Way flyover into Preston
Morning traffic chaos in Penwortham after crash on Guild Way flyover into Preston
Morning traffic chaos in Penwortham after crash on Guild Way flyover into Preston