Police issue warning to drivers after flooding causes motorway lane closure

Police have issued a safety warning to drivers after a lane of the M65 was closed due to flooding.
Police have issued a safety warning to drivers after a lane of the M65 was closed due to flooding.

Police have closed one lane of the M65 between junctions 10 and 11 westbound due to flooding caused by heavy rain overnight

Drivers have been warned to take extra care as heavy traffic is expected as last minute shoppers hit the roads today.

The lane is closed between the exit at Burnley Central and Nelson.

As predicted Storm Barbara battered East Lancashire overnight with a high winds and widespread rainfall.