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.

Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 2:31 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 2:32 pm

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).

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

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