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."

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The motorway has now fully opened to eastbound traffic.

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