Police close motorway in Burnley in both directions

Police have closed a section of the M65 near Burnley tonight.

The M65 has been closed in both directions
The M65 has been closed in both directions

Highways England reported that police were leading the response to an ongoing incident and have closed the carriageway to allow them to work at scene.

The motorway is closed in both directions between Junction 10 (Burnley and Padiham A671) and Junction 11 (Burnley).

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Highways England have resources in attendance to assist with traffic management.

Due to the nature of this incident the agency is not able to advise how long the closure is likely to remain in place.

A spokesman said: "If this closure impacts on your planned route, please allow extra journey time. Plan ahead, you may wish to re-route or even delay your journey."