A man has fallen from a motorway bridge in Cheshire and been killed by a lorry, shutting a key section of the road during rush hour.
Former Labour chancellor Alistair Darling has strongly attacked the HS2 rail project saying its economic benefits are "highly contentious".
A marked wind chill develops this week as winds increase
Reports of one lane blocked due to broken down vehicle on M61 Southbound at J5 A58 (Westhoughton).
Service suspended on Manchester Metrolink between East Didsbury and Rochdale Town Centre due to points failure at Victoria. Tickets being accepted on bus 181, 182, 58 and 83 services.
A motorist has died in a crash on the M62.
The incident happened at about 3.25am today and emergency services were called to the westbound carriageway at junction 19 at Heywood and Middleton.
A Ford Mondeo had collided with an HGV. The driver of the Mondeo suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
No-one else was injured in the collision.
The westbound carriageway was fully closed while emergency services dealt with the scene but has now been re-opened.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741.
A51 both ways closed due to accident at A534 Chester Road (Bluestone Traffic Lights).
The M55 Eastbound exit slip road to M6 Southbound is closed due to a serious incident in the early hours at M6 J32 (Broughton Interchange), congestion on M55 to J1 A6 / B6241 (Fulwood).
The road is expected to remain closed for several hours.
There is a diversion via the M6 Northbound J33, around the roundabout to rejoin the M6 Southbound.
Slow traffic due to earlier accident on M61 Southbound at J1 M60 (Swinton Interchange), congestion on M61 to J3 M61 (Kearsley Spur). Matrix sign set to 40 mph. All lanes have been re-opened.
M6 Northbound entry slip road closed due to incident at J34 A683 (Lancaster).
Rolling road block and obstruction on the road on M53 Southbound between J4 A5137 / B5137 / B5151 (Bebington) and J5 A41 (Eastham).
Severe delays on Manchester Metrolink between East Didsbury and Rochdale Town Centre due to signal failure at Newbold.
Westbound lane closed on exit slip road due to broken down vehicle at J20 A627(M) Rochdale.