Lanes reopen after serious crash at M65/M61 Interchange in Walton Summit

All lanes have now reopened after a serious crash at the M65/M61 Interchange in Walton Summit this morning (July 4).
The crash happened near the Walton Summit M65/M61 interchange this afternoon (July 4). Pic: Lancashire PoliceThe crash happened near the Walton Summit M65/M61 interchange this afternoon (July 4). Pic: Lancashire Police
The crash happened near the Walton Summit M65/M61 interchange this afternoon (July 4). Pic: Lancashire Police

All lanes were closed on the M65 link road after a crash involving two cars at around 10.45am.

The road was shut until around 12.45pm as the cars were recovered and Highways tackled a fuel spillage.

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The link road towards Walton Summit (Tramway Lane) was closed in both directions at junction 2 (Brindle, M61) whilst emergency services dealt with the aftermath of the crash.

An ambulance service spokesman said: "We were called at 10.47am to reports of a road traffic collision.

"We sent two ambulances, an advanced paramedic and bronze officer and assessed five patients at scene who were discharged.

"No casualties were transported to hospital."

Lancashire Police suggested that the crash was due to the poor weather and has urged people to "drive according to the conditions".

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