Traffic temporarily held on M65 as nine stranded ducklings rescued from carriageway

A brood of ducklings were rescued by traffic officers after becoming stranded on the M65.

By Sean Gleaves
Saturday, 16th July 2022, 9:51 am
Updated Saturday, 16th July 2022, 10:19 am

Road traffic officers were called after motorists spotted a brood of ducklings stranded on the M65 eastbound on Friday evening (July 16).

Traffic was temporarily held between junctions 2 (Clayton Brook) and 3 (Brimmicroft) while officers safely rescued the chicks.

Nine ducklings were rescued in total.

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“We will be keeping them safe until they are rehomed at a bird sanctuary tomorrow [July 16],” a spokesman for National Highways said.

A total of nine ducklings were by traffic officers on the M65 (Credit: National Highways)