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M60 traffic chaos as two crashes block motorway in both directions – long delay warning

Footage from the scene shared by Michael Booth shows a heavily damaged car in the greenery on the side of the road. It appears the vehicle had gone through a central reservation barrier and onto the opposing carriageway. The video shows huge traffic on the stretch of one the side of the motorway the car crashed off. On the opposing carriageway, the road is closed as rescue workers are seen clearing debris and towing away another car.

National Highways North West tweeted: “There are 2 collisions on the M60 in #GreaterManchester within J23 in both directions.

“Traffic is currently being diverted via the exit and entry slip roads.”

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson told Express.co.uk: At 8.46am this morning (December 4) police were called to a report of a one vehicle collision on the M60, between junctions 23 and 24 at Tameside.

“Officers attended and initial enquires established that a black Seat Leon had collided with the central reservation.

“Debris from this also damaged several other vehicles.

“No serious injuries have been reported and no arrests have been made. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Transport for Manchester said the busy motorway is at a standstill in both directions at Junction 23 (Ashton-under-Lyne) following the crash.

Motorists have been warned to expect “long delays”.

They have been advised to re-route if at all possible.

Transport for Manchester said: “The M60 is currently blocked in both directions at junction 23 (Ashton) due to a collision.

“Long delays are likely on both carriageways and all surrounding routes.

“Consider re-routing your journey if you can.”

The Tameside Correspondent newspaper tweeted earlier: “The M60 is currently blocked in both directions at junction 23 (Ashton-under-Lyne) because of an incident.

“Please seek an alternative route and expect delays to your journey.”

Express.co.uk has contacted Greater Manchester Police for comment.

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