Police are advising motorists to avoid the M62 as the emergency services deal with a crash at junciton 26 of the eastbound carriageway which has closed the entire motorway.
Police are currently assisting the Fire service at the scene of the collision, which took place at 12:42pm. A HGV and a tanker were involved.
The driver of the tanker is currently trapped and is being freed by the Fire service. Due to flammable materials in the tanker, this is expected to take some time and has required that both carriageways are closed to ensure public safety.