Zware hagelbui zorgt voor groot ongeluk in Lancashire, UKA hailstorm caused a 24-vehicle pile up on a motorway in Lancashire. The M55 was closed in both directions after the sudden hail and snow caused the collision shortly before 22.00 BST on Tuesday.
Lancashire Police described the pile-up as "carnage" in a tweet, but said there were no serious injuries. It has launched an investigation. The stretch of motorway between junctions one for Preston and junction three for Kirkham has since reopened.
Not the best pic (we were a tad busy) but the M55 remains closed between 1 and 3 (both ways) due to a sudden microburst of hail & snow causing a 24 vehicle pile up. Thankfully no serious injuries but it was carnage. Keep an eye on @HighwaysNWEST for the latest updates. #T1TacOps pic.twitter.com/MW7kUIYH0v— Lancs Road Police (@LancsRoadPolice) 2 april 2019
Multi car pile up on M55 westbound @The_Gazette @RockFMNews pic.twitter.com/eoT6qCPe60— Ben McGarry (@1BenMcGarry) 2 april 2019