BUSES along the Blackburn Bus Company route have been diverted in Bolton town centre after an accident.

The accident, the nature of which is not yet confirmed, is believed to have occurred around the Deansgate and Knowsley Street areas and as a result buses cannot manoeuvre along Deansgate.

As such buses are also not able to make pick ups and drop offs at Bolton Market.

However, passengers can still board and depart buses at other stops along the route, while buses going from Bolton to Blackburn are not effected.

Blackburn Bus Company expects that services will return to normal by tomorrow morning.

Greater Manchester Police have been contacted for further details.