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Motorway to be closed in both directions for hours after serious crash

The road is shut between Junction 7 at Rainhill and Junction 8 at Westbrook near Warrington. Normal traffic conditions are expected to resume by 5.30am

The closure is on the M62

The M62 has been shut in both directions due to what has been described as a ‘serious collision’.

The road is shut between Junction 7 at Rainhill and Junction 8 at Westbrook near Warrington.

National Highways: North-West announced the closure on Twitter just after 3am on Wednesday.

Officers from North West Motorway Police are at the scene along with National Highways personnel.

Highways England said it expects normal traffic conditions to resume by 5.30am. Police confirmed officers were at the scene of a serious collision.

National Highways: North-West said: “Please be aware the #M62 is currently closed in both directions between J7 #Rainhill and J8 #Westbrook near #Warrington due to a police led incident. We are in attendance assisting @NWMPG.



A view of the M62. File image
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“Please approach with caution. More info to follow.”

National Highways has provided the following diversion routes:

Eastbound

Road users are advised to follow the solid black triangle diversion symbol on road signs.

  • Exit the M62 at J7 and join the A57 eastbound.
  • At Lingley Green turn left (north) onto Lingley Green Avenue.
  • Follow Lingley Green Avenue to the roundabout with Whittle Avenue.
  • At the roundabout turn left and join Whittle Avenue.
  • At the next roundabout continue north and join Burtonwood Road towards the M62.
  • Re-join the M62 at J8.

Westbound

Road users are advised to follow the hollow black square diversion symbol on road signs.

  • Exit the M62 at J8.
  • At the junction take the second exit and join Burtonwood Road south.
  • At the next roundabout continue south and join Whittle Avenue.
  • At the next roundabout turn right (west) and join Lingley Green Avenue.
  • Follow Lingley Green Avenue to its junction with the A57.
  • At the junction turn right (west) to join the A57 west.
  • Follow the A57 to re-join the M62 at J7.


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