Search for driver after car overturns on M65 in Burnley

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A section of the M65 in Burnley was closed this morning after a car crashed into a barrier.

The incident happened around 6am on the westbound carriageway between junction 10 at Gannow Top and junction 9 at Hapton.

The car hit the barrier on the hard shoulder before flipping over and landing on the other side of the barrier towards the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the embankment. Police and fire crews were unable to find the driver after a search which included dogs and the force helicopter. The carriageway was opened an hour later.