Closure on East Lancs following cash between lorry and motorbike

Emergency services rushed to the scene in Fazakerley this morning shortly before 6.30am. A closure remains in place on both the east and westbound carriageway, with motorists urged to avoid the area. A Merseyside Police spokesman said: "We can confirm we are currently dealing with a road traffic collision on the East Lancashire Road.

"We were contacted at 6.35am today, Thursday, May 9, to reports a motorbike had been in collision with a lorry on the eastbound carriageway between Moorgate Road and the slip road for the M57. "Emergency services are currently at the scene and both the east and westbound carriageway of the East Lancashire Road are currently closed while the incident is being dealt with. "Motorists are advised to avoid the area."

No details of any injuries suffered in the crash have yet been given. A Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service spokesman added: "Fire crews were called to a road traffic collision (RTC) this morning on East Lancs Road in Fazakerley, L11. "Crews were alerted at 6.42am and on scene at 6.49am, with two fire engines and the search and rescue team in attendance.

"Crews arrived to find an RTC between a motorcycle and a bin lorry between Bridge House Lane and Moorgate Road. Fire crews were assisting Merseyside Police and North West Ambulance Service on scene before leaving at 7.51am." As of 11.30am, live traffic tracker INRIX stated: "A580 East Lancashire Road both ways closed, slow traffic due to accident between Willow Way (Fazakerley) and A5207 Moorgate road (Knowsley, Knowsley).

"Congestion to Routes through Fazakerley as traffic diverts.

Traffic on eastbound side of the closure is able to join the M57 at J4 (Randles Farm Interchange), traffic from the Fazakerley side is able to join the M57 at J6 (Kirkby).