Lancashire traffic: police incident closes the M65 between junctions 10 and 11 in both directions
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A police spokesperson said: “Please find an alternative route and avoid the area where possible.”
An hour later, Lancashire Police confirmed the incident is a concern for welfare, and emergency services remain at the scene.
Westbound reopened at 18:00pm and eastbound reopened at around 19:00pm, with National Highways North West tweeting “There are no residual delays in the area.”