Drivers are facing long delays on the M62 this afternoon following a collision. Eight miles of traffic has built up along the westbound carriageway between J23 A640 New Hey Road (Huddersfield) to J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).
Congestion on the motorway is stretching to Hartshead Moor, according to online traffic reporting system Inrix. All lanes have been reopened and the accident is on the hard shoulder. READ MORE: Join the FREE Manchester Evening News WhatsApp community Greater Manchester Police have been contacted for more information. Follow our live blog below for updates. READ NEXT: 'I was forcibly restrained and injected with medication I didn't want for months' - They were at their lowest and this is how they were treated Grandma who died choking on cheese on toast was not 'adequately monitored' by care home staff "They were like animals": Dad's horror after non-binary child is filmed being viciously attacked by 'mob' in park after school Grim images show vermin FEASTING on rubbish dumped in Manchester street Teenage girl said 'f**k you' to police officer as she stuffed his handcuffs down her pants The M62 congestion has also been followed by problems on the M60.
One lane is closed and there is queueing traffic for three miles due to vehicle fire and smoke blowing across the road on M60 anticlockwise at J19 A576 Middleton Road (Heaton Park Three Arrows Roundabout).
Congestion to J21 (Hollinwood). Travel time is around 25 minutes. Lane one (of three) is closed. Congestion is easing, but drivers should expect delays of ten minutes, according to National HighwaysRead more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk