Crash leads to ma­jor de­lays on mo­tor­way

Middleton Guardian - - NEWS -

MO­TORISTS faced ma­jor de­lays on the M62 on Sun­day night af­ter a multi-ve­hi­cle crash near Rochdale.

Two lanes of the west­bound car­riage­way were closed be­tween junc­tions 19 and 20 fol­low­ing the col­li­sion shortly be­fore 6.30pm.

Po­lice said four peo­ple were in­jured, with some ca­su­al­ties taken to hospi­tal by air am­bu­lance. Their con­di­tions are not known.

Traf­fic Eng­land urged driv­ers to avoid the area, with de­lays ex­pected un­til at least 10.15pm. Tail­backs could be seen for sev­eral miles, past junc­tion 21 near Mil­nrow and Shaw. The North West Mo­tor­way Po­lice con­firmed the col­li­sion on Twit­ter at 6.24pm: “Mul­ti­ple Veh RTC Jct 20-19, M62, 2 lanes blocked, emer­gency ser­vices on scene, traf­fic queue­ing.”

High­ways Eng­land added: “Lanes 1 and 2 closed #M62 W/B btwn J20 + J19 due to a multi ve­hi­cle col­li­sion.”

They added that Greater Manch­ester Fire and Res­cue ser­vice were also on the scene and urged driv­ers to ap­proach with cau­tion. It came af­ter the mo­tor­way was com­pletely closed in North York­shire on Sun­day be­tween J33 (Fer­ry­bridge) and J34 (Whit­ley Bridge) fol­low­ing a se­ri­ous two-ve­hi­cle crash.

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