A crash has caused a “spike in traffic” along a major connecting road.

Police warned at just after 4pm on Sunday June 9 that the crash had been reported on High Street, Rishton, which connects Blackburn Road with Hermitage Street.

They warned drivers that the incident had caused a build up in traffic and advised anyone travelling along the road to use alternative routes.

A Lancashire Police spokesperson said: “We’re currently at the scene of a road traffic collision on High Street, connecting on to Blackburn Road and Hermitage Street.

“This accident may effect surrounding areas, please anticipate a spike in traffic.

“If possible, please find alternate routes whilst travelling.”

High Street runs through the centre of Rishton, linking Blackburn Road which leads towards Blackburn in the West and Hermitage Street leading towards Clayton-Le-Moors in the East.

It is one of the main routes through the town.

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As yet not further details have been released about the nature of the collision or how many vehicles are believed to have been involved.

By just after 5pm eyewitnesses reported that traffic was able to pass through the road, though at a slower pace, and that police tape was being removed.

No injuries or damage to any nearby buildings have been reported because of the incident.

Anyone with any further information can call police on 101 or 999 in the event of an emergency.