Collision causes rush hour chaos

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MOTORISTS in the evening rush hour faced lengthy queues after a car and a van collided in Standish.

The junction of Preston Road and Pepper Lane was closed following the incident involving a silver Audi TT shortly before 4.45pm today (Thursday).

Emergency services were called to the scene and closed parts of Pepper Lane and Preston Road towards Coppull Moor Lane.

The incident caused traffic to back up and also left debris across the road.

The ambulance service also attended the scene, but it is not clear if there are any injuries at this stage.