Lorry 'crashes through central reservation' of M65 near Blackburn

A lorry reportedly smashed through the central reservation of the M65 near Blackburn.

Tuesday, 16th November 2021, 6:54 pm

The crash occurred on the westbound carriageway near junction 4 (Earcroft Interchange) at approximately 4.50pm today (November 16).

One lane was closed in both directions following the smash as well as the entry slip road on the eastbound carriageway.

The slip road was reopened at approximately 5.05pm but the lane closures remained in place due to "extensive barrier damage".

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"As a result of the collision...there are delays of 33 minutes above normal, with 3.8 miles of congestion on approach," a spokesman for National Highways said

"Eastbound, traffic is flowing more freely - with 11 minute delays and 3.5 miles of congestion."

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A "serious collision" closed one lane in both directions on the M65 near Blackburn

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30 minute delays were reported in the area following the collision (Credit: AA)