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Delays after crash on M65

A crash has blocked a carriageway on the M65.
A crash has blocked a carriageway on the M65.
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Drivers on the M65 are suffering delays of up to an hour following a two-vehicle crash, says Highways England.

One lane was closed after the accident which happened between junctions 4 and 5 of the Eastbound carriageway at around 7.30am.

Police are now urging drivers to find an alternative route.

A spokesman for the police said: "We are organising recovery along with Highways England.

"Due to congestion this will cause significant delays to J3-4 M65 in both directions."

"Highways England are attending to assist with Traffic Management."

All lanes re-opened at around 8.15am although drivers were warned to expect delays of up to an hour to remain for a time.