M62 at Ainley Top closed in both directions due to 'police incident'

The M62 is currently closed in both direction due to a 'police incident' at Ainley Top.

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Highways England tweeted to warn motorists, advising to find alternative routes where possible.

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They said: "#M62 both carrageways from J22 to J24 are closed due to a police incident. Please avoid the area if possible.

"Updates to follow @WYP_RPU #Trafficofficers enroute."

Long delays are currently being reported.

However Highways England has now said" The M62 Westbound between junction 24 to junction 22 - Trapped traffic is now being released in lane three passed the scene of the incident. Please remain with your vehicle and be prepared to be leaving. Thanks for your patience."



The motorway has now fully opened to eastbound traffic.

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