An air ambulance has landed and police are at the scene of a serious crash on the M62.
Emergency services are at the scene on the westbound carriageway of the motorway between J12 and J11.
Drivers are urged to avoid the area.
Closures and diversions are being put in place.
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Delays expected until 5pm
There are long delays expected in the area while investigations continue.
Delays are expected until at least 5pm and drivers are advised to find alternative routes.
Drivers asked to avoid the area
In a tweet, Transport for Greater Manchester asked drivers to avoid the area and use an alternative route.
The closure is expected to be in place until at least 5pm and long delays are expected in the area.
More closures expected tonight
There will be more road closures this evening:
Area will be closed to allow investigation
The area will remain closed for accident investigation to continue work once trapped traffic has been released.
One road to open to allow drivers past the scene
Lane One has been opened to allow traffic to move past the scene and avoid cars becoming trapped while authorities continue to investigate the scene.
Drivers advised of alternative routes
Drivers are advised to avoid the area.
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Closures currently in effect
Multiple closures are in place due to the serious collision.
Accident between car and motorbike
The injuries of those in the crash are not yet known however there are a number of ambulances at the scene
North West Motorway Police
North West Motorway Police ( NWMP) have urged drivers to avoid the area while emergency workers deal with the scene.
Paramedics are at the scene.
NWMP have just said they expect to open one lane of the motorway soon.
A spokesman said "If you at stuck in the Traffic on the M62 J12 to J11 Westbound – We are about to open Lane 1 past the scene.
Once the trapped traffic has been released the area will remain CLOSED for accident Investigation to continue their work."
M62 heading towards Liverpool closed
A section of the M62 heading towards Liverpool has been closed after an accident involving a car and a motorbike.
Cheshire police were called to the scene at around 1.50pm today between junctions 12 and 11.
A police spokesman described the accident as 'serious' but could not provide a condition update on the motorcyclist.
All three lanes of the motorway are now closed from J12 to J11.
Two ambulances and rapid response at scene
GMP Traffic police update after a serious crash on the M62