A ROAD has been closed following a crash.

The A56 was closed shortly after 9am following a crash involving three vehicles.

A police spokesman said: "The road was shut this morning after one of the vehicles collided with a tree.

"The accident was not serious."

The northbound carriageway remains closed between Rising Bridge Roundabout in Blackburn Road, Accrington and junction eight of the M65.

The southbound carriageway was re-opened shortly before 10.30am.

Highways England have advised road users to consider alternative routes and to allow extra time for their journeys.