THERE are long delays on the M62 this morning, Friday, after a lane was closed.

It has happened eastbound between junction nine at Winwick and 10 for the M6 at Croft.

Lane three was closed until 7.35am and heavy traffic is being reported in the area.

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There are also delays westbound after a broken down van closed a road near junction 11 for Birchwood.

The road was reopened at 7.10am.