UPDATE: Road reopened following serious crash

Police have set up road closures
Police have set up road closures
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A major arterial road in and out of Preston has now reopened following a two-car smash this morning.

A tweet by Preston Police said: “Guild Way has now been reopened however there is likely to be congestion in the area. Thank you for your continued patience.”

Penwortham crash

Penwortham crash

Police had previously warned that the road was to remain closed into rush hour after the crash.

The crash happened at around 10.15am and two people, a man and a woman, were trapped in two cars and rescued by the fire service using a hearth kit.

They have now been taken to hospital by ambulance according to the fire service.

The injuries were described as 'serious' by police, but a Lancashire Fire Service spokesman confirmed there were no fatalities at the scene and road closures were in place causing long delays.

A North West Ambulance Service helicopter attended the scene and one of the cars is believed to be a Citreon C3, although it is not confirmed, and the other one has been described as "unrecognisable".