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LIVE TRAVEL UPDATES: Accident on M65

#m65 snow beast from the east #Lancashire travel news

6:58am 1st March 2018
(Updated 7:05pm 1st March 2018)

A number of roads in Lancashire are closed as the adverse conditions hit the county.

7:05pm

M65 UPDATE

7:04pm

M65 - BOTH DIRECTIONS - LANCASHIRE (2 miles East of Blackburn)

Main carriageway closed and queueing traffic due to accident, a lorry and a car involved on M65 in both directions at J6 A678 / A6119 (Blackburn / Whitebirk roundabout).
The road was originally fully blocked but there is now and 'up and over' diversion in place.
Diversion - off onto the exit slip road up to the roundabout and back down the entry slip road.

6:38pm

We've had a caller tell us that a lorry has jackknifed on the M65 eastbound between Junction 6 and 7.

Traffic's also building on the westbound side.

6:37pm
A6068 Keighley Road is closed due to snow between Skipton Old Road Roundabout (Colne) and Green Lane (Cross Hills). 
6:36pm

We've been told by a listener that there's a wagon blocking the A682 from Barrowford to Gisburn.

It's been caught in snow drifts, and is now being dug out.

6:24pm

A caller's told us that drivers should avoid Green Head Lane in Burnley, as people are getting stuck in snow drifts.

The police are there.

4:39pm
Southfield Lane in Nelson is closed due to snow between Delves Lane and Robin House Lane.
4:37pm

A tree is blocking Brownedge Road in Bamber Bridge.

That's causing traffic to build up.

4:24pm

Update from police to stay safe if you have to travel;

Chief Insp Mark Baines, of Lancashire Police, said:

"Weather warnings remain in place for large parts of the county.

"Only travel if absolutely essential. If you do go out, check you are wearing the appropriate clothing, have enough fuel, plenty of food and water and a fully charged mobile phone.

"Please be prepared and take care when you're out and about, especially when driving as roads are hazardous. If you're planning on travelling by public transport, check your journey before you leave the house.

"The weather is not great and if you can work from home please do so. Remember to check on neighbours, especially if they are elderly, as well as friends and family in affected areas."

2:26pm

We've got road closures including:

A56 Southbound

A682 Manchester Road in Burnley

Grane Road

the M66 

Southfield Land in Nelson, between Delves Lane and Robin House Lane.

2:18pm

A6068 - BOTH DIRECTIONS - PADIHAM

A6068 queueing traffic due to snow and stranded lorries between M65 J8 / A56 (Accrington) and A678 Blackburn Road.
Lorries have struggled to get up the hill and have become stranded

Lancs road police

1:45pm

Here's the picture across Lancashire and Manchester this afternoon

1:32pm

BURNLEY BUS COMPANY

Buses between Burnley and Manchester have been suspended by the Burnley Bus Company.

Anyone currently stranded in Manchester is being given this advice;

1:29pm

M66 UPDATE 

1:24pm

THE A56

The A56 has been reopened on the northbound side after an earlier crash, but remains closed on the southbound side.

1:03pm

M66 SOUTHBOUND 

There has been a multi car accident on the M66 southbound between the Ramsbottom and Bury junctions. 

12:25pm

M6 - NORTHBOUND - LANCASHIRE (5 miles North of Preston)

One lane closed due to emergency repairs on M6 Northbound between J32 M55 (Broughton Interchange) and J33 A6 (Lancaster South / Garstang). Traffic is coping well.
Lane one (of three) is closed.

11:20am

RIBBLE VALLEY A59 AND WHALLEY ROAD.

Ribble Valley Police say there are a number of issues in the area

11:17am

TRANSPENNINE EXPRESS - LANCASHIRE

Service suspended on Transpennine Express between Preston and Edinburgh Waverley, and between Preston and Glasgow Central due to adverse weather conditions.

11:16am

TRAIN SERVICES NORTHERN - LANCASHIRE

Service suspended on Northern between Blackburn and Clitheroe due to adverse weather conditions.
Snow drifts in the Clitheroe area are making it unsafe for trains to run.

11:10am

A56 - BOTH DIRECTIONS - ACCRINGTON - LANCASHIRE (2 miles East of Accrington)

A56 in both directions closed, queueing traffic due to accident, a lorry and two cars involved between A679 and A680 Blackburn Road (Rising Bridge Roundabout).
Affecting traffic between the M65 J8 and Haslingden.

11:01am
10:07am

Repeated warning from the Police to avoid unnecessary travel...

10:02am

M62 - SEVERE DELAYS 

9:54am

A6068 - BOTH DIRECTIONS - PADIHAM - LANCASHIRE

A6068 in both directions closed, queueing traffic due to snow and stranded lorries between M65 J8 / A56 (Accrington) and A678 Blackburn Road.

Lorries have struggled to get up the hill and have become stranded

9:48am

Update from Lancs Road Police....

9:46am

Blackburn with Darwen Roads are working to keep the network clear 

9:37am

A65 - SKIPTON - NORTH YORKSHIRE - A little further afield

A65 closed due to snow between A59 / A629 / Gargrave Road (Skipton) and Church Street (Gargrave).
The road is hazardous all the way to hellifield, however a full closure has been put in place between Skipton and Gargrave.

9:03am

A6068 - PADIHAM - LANCASHIRE

Hazardous driving conditions due to snow on A6068 between Slade Lane (Padiham) and B6248 Cuckstool Lane / Cuckstool Lane (Nelson).
Also stranded vehicles have been reported along this stretch affecting traffic between Padiham and Nelson.

8:58am

M65 Westbound 

Slow traffic around Junction 7 for Accrington due to hazardous conditions

M65 #Lancashire snow adverse weather

8:31am

BLACKSNAPE ROAD - DARWEN

Blacksnape Road blocked due to snow near Hoddlesden Road / Marsh House Lane.
The road is impassable due to the weather. Affecting traffic between Darwen and Edgworth.

8:28am

TOCKHOLES ROAD - TOCKHOLES, DARWEN - LANCASHIRE

Tockholes Road blocked due to snow between Broken Stone Road / Bog Height Road / Heys Lane and Crookfield Road.
The road is now impassable due to the weather. Affecting traffic between Blackburn and the A675 Belmont Road.

8:28am

The route from Weir to Burnley

#Burnley news snow #clowbridge reservoir

8:05am

A682 MANCHESTER ROAD - BURNLEY

A682 Manchester Road closed, slow traffic due to snow between A646 Rossendale Road (Burnley) and Hollin Way (Rawtenstall).

Affecting traffic between Burnley and Rawtenstall

 

 

7:36am

M65 Hazardous driving conditions and heavy traffic between J5 A6077 Haslingden Road / B6232 Haslingden Road (Guide / Shadsworth) and J14 A6068 Whitewalls Drive (Boundary Mill roundabout).

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