'Police incident' closes M65 in both directions between junctions 5 and 6

A "police incident" closed the M65 in both directions near Blackburn today (Sunday, November 7).

Sunday, 7th November 2021, 3:46 pm

The M65 was closed in both directions between junctions 5 (Guide Interchange) and 6 (Whitebirk Interchange) at approximately 3.25pm.

Officers said the closure was due to a "police incident" and urged motorists to avoid the area where possible.

"We will update you once the motorway has been fully reopened," a spokesman for Lancashire Police said.

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A "police incident" closed the M65 closed in both directions near Blackburn on Sunday, November 7
Police urged motorists to avoid the area where possible (Credit: AA)