Lancashire traffic: police incident closes the M65 between junctions 10 and 11 in both directions

A police incident closed the M65 between junctions 9 and 11 in both directions earlier this evening (Monday, July 10).
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At 17:09pm, Lancashire Police warned drivers that the M65 was closed for this stretch of the motorway due to an ongoing police incident at junction 10.

A police spokesperson said: “Please find an alternative route and avoid the area where possible.”

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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.”