M62 traffic updates: The highway is partially closed following a “severe crash” in a “police-led incident.”
A “police-led incident” on the M62 eastbound has caused the motorway to be closed for “significant duration.”
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, there was a “severe crash.” “Approach with caution,” drivers have been urged. There are no reports of anyone being hurt as a result of the incident.
Just after 3 a.m., the road was closed in both directions between Junction 7 at Rainhill and Junction 8 at Westbrook near Warrington.
The westbound lane reopened about 5 a.m., however the eastbound remains closed, according to North West Motorway Police.
National Highways North West wrote on Twitter: “The westbound carriageway has reopened, and traffic has returned to normal.
“The eastbound carriageway is still closed, and the closure is expected to last for some time.
“If traveling eastward on the M62 from Liverpool and the nearby regions this morning, please be alert.”
North West Highways tweeted about the incident early this morning: “(hashtag)Cheshire (hashtag)Merseyside Because of a police-led incident, the (hashtag)M62 is presently closed in both directions between J7 (hashtag)Rainhill and J8 (hashtag)Westbrook near (hashtag)Warrington.
“We’ll be there to support @NWMPG.
“Please use caution before approaching. More information will be forthcoming.” The incident was attended by emergency services this morning, including the North West Motorway Police Group.
There is now a diversion in effect, and drivers are recommended to observe the solid black triangle diversion indication on road signage.
Work on the accident investigation is still ongoing, and the neighborhood is still congested.
Between J7 and J8, roughly two miles of traffic is approaching the road closure, according to National Highways.
Between 12.15pm and 12.30pm, the traffic between J7 and J8 is likely to clear.
Within an hour, J6 and J7 should be back to normal.
Drivers should plan on adding 20 minutes to their travel time.
Another incident has been confirmed on the M6 southbound between J21a and 21 by North West Motorway Police.
While the rubble is cleaned, the area is congested.