A ROAD has been closed after a van hit a bridge on the A679.

Motorists are being warned to avoid the area after the incident on the northbound carriageway of the A56 Accrington Bypass at Huncoat.

It is currently affecting traffic heading from the Rising Bridge roundabout at Haslingden towards the M65.

A Lancashire Police spokesman confirmed 'a van has hit a bridge at the junction of the A56 and A679 at Huncoat and there were no injuries but the road is closed and there’s heavy traffic."