M62 closed in both directions after man falls from bridge and motorbike crash

Highways England

The M62 is closed in both directions after two separate incidents have caused major tailbacks for ten miles.

Police are urging drivers to completely avoid the motorway after junctions 22 to 25 have been sealed off.

According to the Manchester Evening News, a police incident and serious collision this morning shut the major commuter route, with officers attending the Scammonden Bridge area at 5am after a man was seen on a bridge.

Sadly the man suffered life threatening injuries after falling from the bridge just after 6am.

The second incident involved a collision between a motorcyclist and a vehicle near junction 24, emergency services were called to the exit slip road of the M62 eastbound around 1am this morning. The motorcyclist suffered life threatening injuries.

The delays have caused tailbacks back to Greater Manchester, and Highways England have advised motorists that the M62 will remain closed in both directions during this morning’s busy period.

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