M65 police incident sees road closed in both directions near Blackburn

The M65 was closed in both directions out of concern for a woman’s welfare this afternoon (Tuesday, May 31).

By Matthew Calderbank
Tuesday, 31st May 2022, 1:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st May 2022, 5:58 pm

Both carriageways were shut around 10.30am, between junctions six and five in Blackburn, whilst police worked at the scene.

The situation was resolved safely, said Lancashire Police, and the woman is now ‘safe and well’.

Traffic was held for around two hours on the eastbound and westbound carriageways before the motorway reopened at around 1pm.

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Police shut the M65 in Blackburn whilst they responded to a concern for a woman's welfare today (Tuesday, May 31)

"Delays remain in the area, but should now start to ease,” said National Highways.