Updates as police road block on M62 after ‘multiple crashes’

Police have a road block on the M62 after multiple crashes.

North West Motorway Police are currently at the scene on the M62 eastbound carriageway.

Traffic is currently stopped from the Rocket towards Junction 6.

In a tweet, at around 3pm, NW motorway police said "a number of RTCs just occurred".

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Police are currently at the scene and traffic is being diverted.

Motorists should avoid the area if possible.

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Major traffic jams

There are reports of huge traffic jams from the Rocket junction along Edge Lane.

We are awaiting further details from police on the nature of the incident

Traffic backed up along from the Rocket Junction into Edge Lane after reports of a crash

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North West Motorway Police update

Good afternoon,

North West Motorway Police are currently at an incident on the M62.

In a tweet the force said: "We have the M62 eastbound carriageway stopped from the Rocket towards j6, we have a number of RTC's just occurred."

We will be bringing you more information and live updates on this incident as soon as we get them.