M62 closed in both directions as delays hit North West motorways

Concerns for the safety of a man spotted on a bridge on the M62 led to the closure of the motorway in both directions this evening.

The incident, now reported to be “safely resolved”, caused the motorway[1] to close as emergency services[2] raced to the scene at junction 9 near Warrington[3].

Police, who are now supporting the person involved, thanked a lorry driver who stayed at the scene and helped them deal with the incident.

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Highways England said traffic jams and delays of up to 45 minutes resulted from the emergency but the motorway’s closure has now been lifted.

It wasn’t the only incident affecting traffic on the region’s motorways this evening as crashes on the M60, M56[5] and M6 caused further tailbacks.

The M60 – Police said they had received reports of a collision between junctions 6 for Sale and 5 for Princess Parkway on the anti-clockwise stretch. Officers were en-route they said.

Whilst the exit slip road clockwise at junction 18, Simister Island, has also been closed after a “minor collision” Highways England said. Ambulance crews were en-route.

The M56 -There has been a four vehicle crash between junction 14 for Chester Zoo and junction 12 for Runcorn on the westbound carriageway. Police said all the vehicles are in live lanes and police and highway officers were en-route along with paramedics.

The M6 – There has been a three-vehicle collision northbound between junctions 20 for Lymm and J21 for Warrington.- No injuries have been reported but one lane is blocked police say.

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