COMMUTERS are stuck in long delays on the M65 because of a crash just before Junction 9 for Burnley.

The incident happened at around 5.30pm and is thought to involved multiple cars.

Police have closed lanes two and three of the motorway and paramedics are also at the scene.

In a tweet, Hyndburn Police said: "The eastbound carriageway of the M65 is currently closed following a collision involving a number of vehicles close to Junction 8.

"Emergency services are at the scene and work is on-going to help those involved.

"Motorists are advised to avoid the area and find alternate routes."

The traffic is expected to clear by around 6.45pm but currently delays are adding at least 15 minutes on to travel time.