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Traffic update - M65 Eastbound

Queueing traffic and road closed due to accident, two lorries involved on M65 Eastbound between J1 M6 ( Lostock Hall) and J2 M61 (Clayton Brook). One of the lorries is reported to have overturned. Affecting traffic towards the M61. Separate from the broken down vehicle on the opposite carriageway.

Police appeal after 80 year old dies in motorway 'jump'

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman died after appearing to jump from a bridge over the M65 motorway this morning.

The 80 and from the area, sadly died following the incident which happened on the motorway at Junction 13, Nelson shortly after 8am.

Sgt Tracey Ward, of the Road Policing Unit, said: “This incident happened at a busy time with lots of people travelling to work and I would appeal for anyone who saw what happened to get in touch with the police so that we can establish exactly what has happened.”