Update: M65 re-opens after crash forced closure for several hours

A stretch of the eastbound M65 in Burnley, which was closed for several hours today after a crash, has now re-opened.

Emergency services were called out at 2am after a car crashed and overturned on the eastbound carriageway between junctions 10 (Burnley, Padiham) and 12 (Nelson, Brierfield).

The motorway was closed eastbound between the two junctions whilst emergency services work at the scene, close to junction 11.

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The closure brought traffic to a standstill across parts of Burnley.

The M65 between junctions 10 and 12 has re-opened after being closed for several hours due to an accident