M60 traffic: Severe delays after huge pile-up on motorway

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One lane is closed on the clockwise carriageway between junction 27 – the Portwood Interchange – and junction 1 for Stockport, Greater Manchester. Congestion is back seven miles – to around junction 23 for Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester.

The crash will reportedly add around 30 minutes to journey times on the M60, which orbits Manchester.

A tweet posted by Highways England said: “1 lane closed #M60 clockwise between J27 and J1 #Stockport due to a collision involving multiple vehicles.

“There is approx. 7 miles of slow moving traffic, with congestion back to between J24 and J25.

“Please add an extra 25 to 30 minutes on to your journey.”

Emergency services are working to move debris to the hard shoulder, reports Manchester Evening News.

It is unclear at this stage if there are any injuries and, if so, to what extent.

A diversion hasn’t been put in place but some drivers are leaving at junction 23 to use A6017 south through Denton, Greater Manchester, and are then using the B6104 which runs adjacent to the motorway and through Stockport.

But these local roads are also congested. Public transport on these roads are also affected.

A crash in the same section of the M60 earlier this month caused 10 miles of delays.

On that occasion, two lanes were closed between Junction 1 of the M60 for Stockport Pyramid and Junction 2 for Stockport Road. The traffic was stopped on the clockwise carriageway of the motorway.

Feeds from motorway cameras showed a build-up of traffic around the previous incident on Wednesday February 2.

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