M65 police incident sees road closed in both directions near Blackburn

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The M65 was closed in both directions out of concern for a woman’s welfare this afternoon (Tuesday, May 31).

Both carriageways were shut around 10.30am, between junctions six and five in Blackburn, whilst police worked at the scene.

The situation was resolved safely, said Lancashire Police, and the woman is now ‘safe and well’.

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Traffic was held for around two hours on the eastbound and westbound carriageways before the motorway reopened at around 1pm.

"Delays remain in the area, but should now start to ease,” said National Highways.