Collision blocks motorway

Drivers suffered rush hour delays when part of the M65 near Preston was blocked by a collision today.

Monday, 12th September 2016, 8:31 am
Updated Thursday, 15th September 2016, 4:17 pm

The eastbound carriageway was completely closed as emergency services dealt with the smash.

And the incident also caused major delays on the northbound carriageway of the M6.

Firefighters were called to the scene and were reported to be attempting to free at least one person from the wreckage of a vehicle.

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The collision happened just after junction 2, the intersection with the M61, which was unaffected.

Officers also reported slow traffic on the westbound carriageway, caused by drivers slowing down to look at the collision on the opposite side of the road.

It is not known if anyone has been seriously injured.