M65 smash causes rush-hour delays

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A CRASH caused severe traffic delays on the M65 on Wedensday evening.

The accident involved a blue Renault Clio and a green Peugeot 206 and happened on the westbound carriageway between junction 12 at Brierfield and junction 11 at Burnley.

The ambulance service attended the scene around 6 p.m. but police say there were only minor injuries.

The central reservation was damaged in the incident and traffic was diverted onto the hard shoulder.

Traffic was backed up all the way to junction 13 at Nelson.