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M60 accident: Long delays after two lanes closed following collision

Drivers suffered rush hour delays following a crash on the M60. Police responded to a collision on the M60 counterclockwise, between junctions 18 at Simister Island and 17 at Prestwich and Whitefield.

Queues formed approaching the site on the M60 and M62 westbound. A spokesperson for North West Highway Police posted on X: “We have reports of a collision M60 anti-clockwise J18 to 17.




“National Highways en route. Traffic is slow passing through the area.”

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Two lanes of traffic were closed in the area, but have since reopened. According to Inrix, the road was blocked after the collision.

Further details regarding the nature of the incident have yet to be confirmed. The road has since fully reopened.

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Facilitated traffic

Congestion has now cleared on the M60 and M62.

Slow traffic

Drivers are facing queues this morning following the previous accident.

Traffic is moving at about 15 mph approaching the M60 at Simister Island, according to National Highways.

Long tails

Google data shows long delays when approaching the location in both directions.

(Image: Google Maps)

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These are the queues approaching the M60 at Simister Island.

Queues approaching the place(Image: National Highways)

Lanes reopened

According to Inrix, all lanes have now reopened and the collision has been moved to the shoulder.

The queues continue in the area.

Clockwise congestion

Queues are also forming on the M60 clockwise back to Junction 15 due to onlookers.

Lanes closed

There are currently two lanes closed on the M60 counterclockwise between junctions 18 and 17, near Prestwich.

Queues are forming as you approach the site, on the M60 and M62.

This is due to a collision in the area this morning.

The road was blocked after the accident, before two lanes were closed.

Emergency services are attending the scene.

Drivers are warned to expect delays before rush hour.

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