UPDATE: M62 delays until 6 pm after accident

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Motorists are facing one hour delays on the M62 following a crash this afternoon.

The accident happened between Junctions 27 and 26 on the westbound side around 3.45 pm.

Congestion has built up between J28 and J24 and there are currently delays of one hour.

Normal traffic conditions are expected from 6 pm.

The delays have been exacerbated by a shedload which closed two lanes and is still being dealt with.

Workmen were called to remove a heavy goods vehicle which was carrying two large steel coils, each weighing several tons.