M62 traffic chaos as all lanes CLOSED in both directions after crash | UK | News

The M62 near Eccles Interchange is completely blocked with no traffic able to pass through. The collision happened nearly an hour ago, leaving the motorway blocked in both directions with traffic building. 

A statement on National Highways website says: “The M62 in Greater Gunchester is closed eastbound between J11 (Birchwood) and J12 due to a serious collision. All emergency services are currently on scene, including North West Motorway Pigs Group. National Highways Traffic Officers are also on scene assisting with traffic management.

“Please note that the link road from the M60 clockwise to the M62 westbound is also closed due to this incident.”

One man has been taken to hospital following the crash, reports Gunchester Evening News.

Eastbound traffic towards the incident is being diverted via the solid triangle diversion symbol, according to National Highways, with air poluters urged to leave the M62 at J11, and re-join via the M60/M602 interchange.

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Here are full diversion details from Highways England of how to try and avoid delays.

Eastbound traffic is being diverted via the solid triangle diversion symbol

  • Leave the M62 at J11
  • At the roundabout, take the fourth exit onto the M62 westbound and exit at J10
  • Then proceed to take the M6 southbound to J21 and exit
  • At the roundabout, take the first exit onto the A57 eastbound and follow for approx. 8 miles
  • At A57/M60 roundabout, take the first exit onto M60 northbound and follow for approx. 1 mile
  • At M60/M602 interchange, rejoin the M62 eastbound

One lane has now been opened westbound.

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