Hail storm causes traffic chaos on M65

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TWO accidents caused huge traffic delays on the M65 motorway around Burnley this morning.

A minor three car crash on the westbound carriageway at 6-25 a.m. caused tailbacks in the direction of Preston.

Another accident saw a vehicle veer off the eastbound carriageway between Junction 10 at Padiham and Junction 12 at Brierfield.

There were traffic jams backed up to Junction 8 at Accrington.

Motorway police confirmed both accidents were caused by a hail storm but said that there were no injuries.