TRAFFIC delays are expected for motorists using the A56 this morning.

Crews from Great Harwood and Hyndburn were called to the scene at 10.24am.

All traffic is currenly stationary due to the vehicle fire in both directions on the A56 from A679 to A680 Blackburn Road at the Rising Bridge Roundabout.

A Lancashire Fire Service spokesman said: "We used breathing apparatus and two hose reels to put out the van which was on fire.

"The firefighters have almost finished with the job and they have been there for an hour."

The road was later reopened.