LIVE: M60 and M67 traffic chaos hits rush hour commuters with lane closures
Motorists driving home on the M60 this evening are facing long delays during rush hour, with one broken down vehicle causing long delays for many.
Two lanes were closed on the busy route just after 3.30pm today (February 13) after a van broke down between J16 and J17 of the M60. Soon after, queues started to build. Though one lane re-opened shortly after, motorists are still experiencing long delays.
An hour later, drivers heading out on the M67 were hit with delays, after an accident near Denton, J1, caused slow-moving traffic around its intersection with the M60.
Traffic sensors read: "One lane closed and slow traffic due to accident on M67 Eastbound at J1 A57 (Denton / Ashton-under-lyne)."
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Motorway sensors on the M60 show that traffic is starting to ease in both directions, after around three hours of slow-moving traffic has frustrated drivers.
Traffic sensors on the M60 clockwise now read:
Long delays cleared on M60 clockwise before J16 A666 Manchester Road (Pendlebury). Previous congestion to M60 J8 (Carrington).
Traffic sensors on the M60 anticlockwise now read:
Earlier broken down vehicle on M60 anticlockwise from J17 A56 Bury New Road (Prestwich / Whitefield) to J16 A666 Manchester Road (Pendle Bury ).
Drivers heading in either direction on the M60 this evening are experiencing slow-moving traffic, with J8 to J16 of the M60 clockwise seeing the worst of the delays.
Traffic sensors read:
Long delays on M60 clockwise before J16 A666 Manchester Road (Pendlebury). Congestion to M60 J8 (Carrington).Afternoon traffic.
The accident which closed one lane of the M67 near Denton has now been cleared, with traffic starting to ease on the