Motorway fully reopened after bridge ‘fall’

The M65 has now fully reopened after a woman “fell” from the bridge near to Nelson and Colne College this morning.

OPEN: The M65 re-opens. (S)
OPEN: The M65 re-opens. (S)

The motorway was closed in both directions between Junction 13 and Junction 14, while officers carried out an investigation. It had initially been reported as a “police incident”.

The eastbound carriageway reopened shortly after 9am, with drivers sharing their experiences of the motorway chaos over Twitter.

One user wrote: “M65 closed in both directions between Nelson and Colne, is making for a very busy rush hour. #TafficChaos [sic]”

And another user said: “Huge traffic jam at the Nelson end of the M65. #traffictweet!”

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