'Five miles of congestion' on M65 after crash closes carriageway near Blackburn

The M65 has been brought to a standstill following a collision this afternoon (May 6).

A crash closed the M65 westbound between junctions 3 (Brimmicroft Interchange) and 2 (Clayton Brook Interchange) at around 4.05pm today (May 6).

Emergency services including police, firefighters and paramedics attended the scene.

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One lane has since been opened following the collision, but severe congestion has been reported between junctions 3 and 5 (Guide Interchange).

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A spokesman for Highways England said: "Please be aware this incident is currently causing approx. 5 miles of congestion on the M65 westbound between J5 and J3 near Blackburn, adding at least 30 minutes to normal journey times.

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"Please plan ahead if travelling this evening."

Motorists have been warned of 60 minute delays and have been advised to find alternative routes if possible.

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Five miles of congestion was reported on the M65 following a crash. (Credit: AA)

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