Lancashire

Grane Road closed due to black ice

A Lancashire road has been closed after black ice brought traffic to a standstill.

Police said the A6177 Grane Road, between Haslingden and Blackburn, closed at about 08:00 GMT because of the risk posed by the icy conditions.

The road was closed between the B6235 Holcombe Road junction in Haslingden and Guide in Belthorn.

Drivers were being warned to avoid the area as it was causing queues on surrounding routes in east Lancashire.

A police spokeswoman said the road needed to be gritted before the road could re-open.

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