M60 | Greater Manchester | Road Blocked | Long Delays 60 minutes

The M60 is currently blocked between J15 to J16 in both directions with delays of at least 60 minutes covering several miles of the motorway. All traffic is held due to complications with a horse transfer and Highways England has resources deployed working hard to restore normal conditions as soon as possible. The hold of traffic is also affecting the M61 southbound as traffic seeks to merge onto the M60 motorway.

For traffic approaching the closure locally, you are advised to expect disruption with extra journey time and may potentially have to re-route your journey.  

If travelling towards this area from much farther afield, you may wish to change your strategic route, allow extra travel time and follow guidance from our on-road variable message signs and media.  

Further incident information is available from Highways England by visiting our www.trafficengland.com website and travel apps, or via our @HighwaysNWEST regional twitter feed. For urgent real time assistance, our 24/7 contact centre team is able to provide up to the minute information on 0300 123 5000.

Highways England has been working closely with our emergency services colleagues North West Motorway Police, who lead the response to this incident. 

Last updated on: 06/08/2019 15:40