A lane has been closed on a busy Lancashire A-road after smoke was spotted coming from a vehicle.

Police have warned motorists of a closure on the A56 southbound close to Huncoat.

Lane two is still running, however motorists have been warned of “slow moving traffic” and should expect long delays.

A spokesperson for the police said: “Good afternoon all, Lane 1 of the A56 southbound carriageway is currently closed from Huncoat due to smoke coming from a vehicle.

“Lane 2 is running however is slow moving traffic and expected delays. Many thanks for your patience.”