MOTORISTS are being warned about facing long delays after a car overturned on the M65.

On the Lancashire Telegraph traffic feed, it says the M65 Eastbound is partially blocked, and there is queueing traffic due to the overturned car at J6 A6119 Whitebirk Drive (Blackburn / Whitebirk Roundabout).

It also says that traffic is queuing for seven miles.

Some eyewitnesses have tweeted to avoid the area due to the incident

Traffic England have posted an update on their site that it is anticipated that normal traffic conditions will return between 9am and 9.15am this morning

There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: "We received reports at 7.30am of a collision before junction 6 as a vehicle had overturned.

"It looks as if it is causing traffic disruption in the area."

It is believed that there is a non-related overturned car on the Westbound junction.

A North West Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We got a call at 7.26am.

"We have taken a patient to the Royal Blackburn Hospital as a result of this incident.

"It is believed that the patient was taken with shoulder injuries."

Police have confirmed that the motorway is back open again.