***UPDATE - The A682 has now been re-opened***

A road has been closed after a falling tree hit two lorries.

The A682 between Blacko (Barrowford) and Gisburn had to be closed from around 6.45am on Thursday after a large branch from a tree fell into the carriageway and hit two passing lorries.

Lancashire Telegraph:

Road traffic officers say that the stretch of road, which was once dubbed 'the North West's most dangerous road' will remained closed for most of the morning so a clean up and recovery operation can be carried out.

The accident happened outside Todber Caravan Park, Burnley Road, Gisburn.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Road Police said: "A682 between Blacko (Barrowford) and Gisburn is closed from 6.45am due to a falling tree striking two lorries.

"It is likely to remain closed for the morning for recovery and clean up."

Lancashire Telegraph:  

Lancashire Police posted on Twitter: