Freak hailstorm causes M65 smash

A FREAK hailstorm caused a two-car crash on the M65 on Wednesday afternoon.

Friday, 22nd October 2010, 11:13 am

The accident happened at just after 3-30 p.m. on the westbound carriageway close to junction 11 at Gannow Top.

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A car and a van collided and skidded round the wrong way after an intense cloudburst of hailstones covered the motorway.

Paramedics were called and the carriageway was blocked for a time but the drivers were treated at the scene and then released.