Police have issued a warning about driving in wet weather conditions after a car crashed on the M65.

Officers were called to the incident between junctions three and four eastbound, at around 2pm on Friday after a car hit the central reservation, span across the carriageways and landed up an embankment on the hard shoulder.

Luckily, no one was injured and the vehicle is currently being recovered.

A spokesperson for the police said: "With the recent downpours road conditions can change instantly so please be aware and drive accordingly."

Matrix signs have been set to 50mph and one lane remains closed while the incident is dealt with.

Officers from the motorway police are also advising people to make sure they drive with their headlights on in the current bad weather.

Not doing so could land motorists with a £50 fine.

The Highway Code states that drivers "MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced", especially when you cannot see more than 100 meters (328 feet) in front of you.

Fog lights should only be used when visibility is "seriously reduced", but they should be turned off as soon as visibility improves, as they can obscure your brake lights and dazzle other road users.

Failing to comply with this rule can see the drive land an on-the-spot fine of £50.

However, if you are driving in built-up 30mph areas where roads are adequately lit by street lights that are around 180-metres apart, you are not required to use your headlights when it rains as lighting from the street lights should be sufficient, although motorists are recommended to keep them on as a precaution.