MANCHESTER Road was blocked after an accident this morning.

A crash between a silver Mitsubishi Outlander and a blue Fiat Punto was reported shortly after 7.15am today, Monday.

The A57 was partially blocked in both directions in the Rixton area, near to the junction with Warburton Bridge Road.

No parties were seriously injured, and the road has since reopened.

Congestion was reported in both directions, in particular affecting traffic travelling from the Cadishead area towards Warrington.