'Very slow traffic' on the M61 following a three car smash

Motorists travelling on the M61 are delayed due to a three car collision.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 16th September 2018, 1:00 pm
Updated Sunday, 16th September 2018, 2:57 pm
Severe delays on the M61 and M60 (Image: Google Maps)
Severe delays on the M61 and M60 (Image: Google Maps)

Severe queuing north of junction three on the southbound carriageway was reported at 12.40pm due to the accident on the adjoining M60 motorway surrounding Manchester.

A spokesman from Highways England said: "Lanes three and four of the M60 are closed between junction 13 and junction 12 due to a three car collision."

The AA said there is "very slow traffic" while the incident is dealt with, with delays of five or so minutes upon approach set to increase.

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At around 1.45pm Highways England confirmed that all lanes of traffic had reopened, thanking motorway police, ambulance staff and firefighters for their assistance.

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