MOTORISTS are facing tailbacks this morning after a car overturned in Rawtenstall.

Police said the incident, which happened between the Edenfield Bypass and Bury Road, happened just after 7am when a Peugeot 106 hit a lamppost.

Paramedics were on the scene and a woman had to be taken out of the car on a spinal board.

There is congestion on the A56 backed up to junction one for the M66.

A diversion is in place, which will take drivers via the A56 and the A681.