Category Archives: Traffic News

Lancashire fire service ask public to stay away from Winter Hill

With the fine weather set to continue for the next few days, Lancashire Fire and Rescue have retweeted an image showing the area they need people to stay away from. @BoltonMRT have provided an image showing the area which the public should avoid. This us not just for public safety but to help maintain the progress they have made in

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7000 fish rescued after canal wall collapse in Melling

Barges travelling from Melling to Liverpool and the other way, may have problems getting along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal after the collapse of a culvert near to Bridge 10 (Holmes Swing Bridge). O ver 7,000 fish have been rescued following a collapsed culvert beneath the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Melling. L&L Fish Rescue Engineers were called out following

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Why was it so smoky and hazy in West Lancs on Wednesday?

On Wednesday, West Lancs seemed to be quite smoky and hazy but it was not just the heat making the haze, it was intermingled with smoke. Two fires have been raging on moorlands, one in Rivington and one on Saddleworth Moor. These fires have seen smoke rise up miles in the sky and have caused people to evacuate their homes.

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Here is how to get free bike hire during Bike Week

Bike hire scheme Bike & Go is encouraging people to try out cycling during this month’s Bike Week by offering free rentals to new subscribers. The scheme, which has bike hire facilities on offer at 21 train stations across the Merseyrail network – including Ormskirk – will make bike rental free during Bike Week to all those who register between

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Crash in Burscough causes road closure and gridlock

The A59 has been closed between Red Cat Lane and Orrell Lane in Burscough after a crash involving a motorbike and a van. The crash near the Tesco roundabout happened at around 11am. An air ambulance was sent to the scene but thankfully was not needed as the biker was taken by ambulance to Aintree Hospital Lancashire Police are urging drivers to

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Check out the new look speed camera vans for Lancs roads

Lancashire Constabulary have introduced new liveried high visibility vehicles, which will play a key role in reducing road traffic collisions and injuries on the county’s roads. Eight vehicles will monitor accident hotspots, routes and roads identified by members of the public to detect speeding, seat belt offences, mobile phone use and drivers not fully in control of their vehicles. Supt

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Police appeal for witnesses after crash in Skelmersdale

Skelmersdale Police are appealing for information after a motorbike rider suffered serious injuries in a crash in Skelmersdale. The 43 year old man, from Skelmersdale, was riding his Kawasaki ZX900cc on Gillibrands Road at about 12.45pm today (Saturday, May 12th) when he lost control of the vehicle and fell off. The man suffered multiple fractures and was taken by ambulance

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