THERE are severe delays on the M62 heading into Warrington this morning, Thursday, after an accident near Birchwood.

It involved two vans between junction 12 at Eccles and junction 11 at Birchwood.

Two lanes were closed for more than an hour but the road has now reopened.

Congestion was back as far as junction 17 at Prestwich.

Travel time through the stretch was one hour and 20 minutes at its height but it starting to ease.

Warrington Guardian:

There are also delays in the other direction with traffic slowing to look at the problem.

The A57 through Irlam, Cadishead and the A580 East Lancs Road past Astley and Leigh are also struggling with delays.

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