M56 closed near airport during busiest holiday period

Drivers across the North West are being reminded that the M56 has closed near Manchester Airport this weekend as the Highways Agency demolishes a bridge as part of its £5.5m pinch point improvement in the area.

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Crash in Hale Barns forces extension of M56 closure

Police are advising motorists to avoid the A538 Hale Road after a crash.

A statement from Greater Manchester Police said:

"GMP is advising that motorists avoid the A538 Hale Road following a serious RTC.

Hale Road is closed both ways at the junction with Brooks Drive and is likely to remain so until at least 1pm.

Motorists, especially those hoping to travel to the airport, are advised to avoid the area if at all possible."

The aftermath of the crash was captured by Ellis Ashely onTwitter.

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