*UPDATE: The road has now reopened*

Motorists have been urged to avoid a stretch of road in Rishton after a crash.

Police are dealing with a crash on Harwood Road, near the junction of Wilpshire Road. The road is closed at this area.

Drivers have been urged to plan their route accordingly, in order to avoid the area.

A police spokesperson said: “Officers are dealing with a road traffic collision on Harwood Road, Rishton near the junction of Wilpshire Road and have closed the road at the location.

“Please plan your route accordingly to avoid the area.”

The North West Ambulance Service has been approached for comment.