M62 traffic latest: M62 SHUT as huge delays triggered after incident involving lorry | UK | News (Reports)

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Traffic is at a standstill on the eastbound carriageway between junction 21 for Milnrow and Shaw and junction 22 for Saddleworth near Rochdale. Highways England said they were dealing with a road traffic collision.

The lorry was travelling eastbound along the M62 and overturned across the hard shoulder and Lane One. 

As well as this, a car collided with the central reservation and came stationary in Lane Four of the eastbound carriageway. 

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Highways England said the incidents are causing large spillages of diesel to spread across the carriageway.

Traffic officers are currently on the scene with specialist recovery agents. 

In a tweet, they said: “Highways England are dealing with an RTC on the #M62 EB between J21 & J22.

“All traffic currently stopped whilst some of the vehicles are moved to a safer location.”

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The motorway closure is due to be closed throughout the morning because of a complex recovery process. 

Highways England continued on Twitter: “We’re in the process of organising extra resources to assist in turning around any vehicles stuck inside the closure.”

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