M65 reopens after police rescue man from bridge near motorway

The M65 has reopened after a police incident near Burnley this morning (Monday, January 17).

By Colin Ainscough
Monday, 17th January 2022, 9:15 am

The nearly two hour closure was lifted at 8.15am after officers dealt with a vulnerable man on a bridge in Pendle Way, near junction 10.

A police spokesman said: "This was a concern for safety incident for a man on a bridge on Pendle Way.

"He has been taken to safety and the motorway has now been reopened."

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The M65 is closed in both directions this morning (Monday, January 17, 2022) due to an ongoing police incident.

A Highways spokesman added: "The M65 has now reopened in both directions within J10 (Burnley) following conclusion of the @LancsRoadPolice off network incident.

"Please allow extra time for the congestion to clear."

The motorway had been closed since around 6.30am, from J10 (A671 Cavalry Way, Burnley / Padiham) to J11 (B6434 Princess Way, Burnley Centre), causing delays for rush hour traffic.

All lanes are now open but some residual congestion is still affecting the M65 around junctions 9 (Hapton / Burnley West) and 10 (Burnley).

Lancashire Police have been approached for further details.

More to follow...