Traffic chaos after 'four-vehicle crash' on Penwortham flyover towards Preston

Motorists are facing severe delays in Penwortham this afternoon following reports of a multi-vehicle collision.

Monday, 31st May 2021, 3:07 pm

The crash reportedly occurred on the Guild Way flyover in Penwortham at approximately 2pm this afternoon (May 31).

Four vehicles were involved in the pile-up, according to eyewitness reports.

Motorists in the area remain at a standstill, with traffic maps showing long delays and gridlocked roads.

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The situation on the M6 has also not helped with congestion as drivers attempt to avoid 70-minute delays on the northbound carriageway near Preston.

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One person posted on Twitter: "Reports of four-car accident on Penwortham flyover heading into Preston.

"Penwortham bypass and Penwortham itself is now gridlocked coupled with very heavy Bank Holiday traffic avoiding the M6.

The crash reportedly occurred on the Guild Way flyover in Penwortham.

"Local routes backed up."

Another said: "Been an accident on the flyover. Just drove past in the opposite direction.

"Traffic looked absolutely horrific."

Lancashire Police and North West Ambulance Service have been approached for more information.

The collision caused long delays into Preston and congestion on the A59 Liverpool Road, Cop Lane, Strand Road, and the A582 Golden Way. (Credit: AA)

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