A major road has been closed due to a crash.

At around 6.45 on Tuesday morning, police in Burnley closed Colne Road, close to the junction of Casterton Avenue.

Officers say the road is likely to be closed for some hours while they deal with the incident.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area and find an alternative route.

It is not yet known the extent of the crash or whether anyone has been seriously injured.

A spokesperson for the police said: "We are currently at the scene of a collision on Colne Road at the junction with Casterton Avenue in Burnley.

"The road is likely to be closed for some time and motorists are advised to avoid the area and find alternative routes.

"We will update you in due course.2