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Travel: Major delays on M62 motorway due to broken down lorry

Credit: Press Association

There is queueing traffic and long delays due to broken down lorry on M62 Westbound between J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome) and J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar), congestion to J30 A642 (Rothwell).

One lane is closed. Travel time is over 30 minutes. Traffic is also using the hard shoulder as a live lane.

At around 06:55 a rolling road block was put in place to move the lorry out of lane three.

Travel: Congestion on M62 motorway after accident

There is queueing traffic due to an accident on M62 Westbound between J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome) and J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar).

Congestion stretches on M62 to J28 A650 / A653 (Tingley).

All lanes have been re-opened following the accident earlier.

Lanes two and three (of three) were closed until 07:17 when a rolling road block was put in place to move the vehicles to the hard shoulder.

Traffic was released at 07:22.

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Burglaries in Gildersome

There is concern about crime after a burglary and and attempted burglary in Gildersome.

Between 11am and 2.30pm on 10 August a house on Springbank Road was broken into with electrical items and jewellery stolen. On the same day an attempted burglary took place at a house on nearby Spring Avenue.

Detectives want to speak with anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity.

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