Heavy traffic on M61 motorway

The Bolton News: Traffic queuing on the M61 southbound this morning Traffic queuing on the M61 southbound this morning

THE M61 southbound is jammed this morning due to heavy traffic.

Traffic is queuing on the motorway near the junction with the M60.

The heavy traffic is also causing delays on the A666 as it joins the M61.

The latest live traffic and travel information is available here.

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9:10am Mon 13 Jan 14

Regulatory Man says...

It was like this at 06:30 too and is like this most days of the year not just today.

The problem with this road is all the halfwits (And I'm giving them credit by giving them a half) who love to switch lanes constantly to try and move up the queue, then you have those joining to go to the M60 towards Manchester crossing with those trying to get to the M62 to Rochdale.

Most of that lot dawdle, no indicators used to give us a clue where they are going or which lane they are trying to go into, although to be fair they probably couldn't care less about the rest of us as many are just focusing on the real important stuff.

You know the types I mean, you see them every morning, first you have the still hungover from the weekend neanderthal man, fag in mouth and phone in hand trying to text and maintain a reasonable speed in their Berlingo's, Toyota Pillux's without looking where they are going and wondering why people are swerving between lanes to avoid them.

Then you have the dolly dimples, in their Clio's, Corsa's, soft top mercedes whose eyelids are still shut due to the volume of hairspray and mascara that they applied ready for their stint at Morrisons. Then we have the sneakers, who pretend they are heading towards the M62 but then stop dead, right in front of you and at the last minute, usually without warning as they try to pretend they only just realised they wanted the M60/M61 lane which won't work as you see the same ones almost every morning doing the same trick.

If all of that isn't a recipe for disaster you have to keep an eye on the Audi and BMW executive tailgating c***ks whose only aim once they get through the stop start queue of traffic is to get to wherever they are going as fast as their, fully computerised, auto driving pocket rockets can carry them in order to get into the office first so they can post on Facebook how awful the drive to work was as everyone else got in the way of their 110 mph tailgating aggression.

Welcome everyone to the Monday Morning Rush (Or part rush part standstill) shenanigans that we face most Monday mornings.
It was like this at 06:30 too and is like this most days of the year not just today. The problem with this road is all the halfwits (And I'm giving them credit by giving them a half) who love to switch lanes constantly to try and move up the queue, then you have those joining to go to the M60 towards Manchester crossing with those trying to get to the M62 to Rochdale. Most of that lot dawdle, no indicators used to give us a clue where they are going or which lane they are trying to go into, although to be fair they probably couldn't care less about the rest of us as many are just focusing on the real important stuff. You know the types I mean, you see them every morning, first you have the still hungover from the weekend neanderthal man, fag in mouth and phone in hand trying to text and maintain a reasonable speed in their Berlingo's, Toyota Pillux's without looking where they are going and wondering why people are swerving between lanes to avoid them. Then you have the dolly dimples, in their Clio's, Corsa's, soft top mercedes whose eyelids are still shut due to the volume of hairspray and mascara that they applied ready for their stint at Morrisons. Then we have the sneakers, who pretend they are heading towards the M62 but then stop dead, right in front of you and at the last minute, usually without warning as they try to pretend they only just realised they wanted the M60/M61 lane which won't work as you see the same ones almost every morning doing the same trick. If all of that isn't a recipe for disaster you have to keep an eye on the Audi and BMW executive tailgating c***ks whose only aim once they get through the stop start queue of traffic is to get to wherever they are going as fast as their, fully computerised, auto driving pocket rockets can carry them in order to get into the office first so they can post on Facebook how awful the drive to work was as everyone else got in the way of their 110 mph tailgating aggression. Welcome everyone to the Monday Morning Rush (Or part rush part standstill) shenanigans that we face most Monday mornings. Regulatory Man
  • Score: 15

9:36am Mon 13 Jan 14

Don Kiddick says...

Regulatory Man wrote:
It was like this at 06:30 too and is like this most days of the year not just today. The problem with this road is all the halfwits (And I'm giving them credit by giving them a half) who love to switch lanes constantly to try and move up the queue, then you have those joining to go to the M60 towards Manchester crossing with those trying to get to the M62 to Rochdale. Most of that lot dawdle, no indicators used to give us a clue where they are going or which lane they are trying to go into, although to be fair they probably couldn't care less about the rest of us as many are just focusing on the real important stuff. You know the types I mean, you see them every morning, first you have the still hungover from the weekend neanderthal man, fag in mouth and phone in hand trying to text and maintain a reasonable speed in their Berlingo's, Toyota Pillux's without looking where they are going and wondering why people are swerving between lanes to avoid them. Then you have the dolly dimples, in their Clio's, Corsa's, soft top mercedes whose eyelids are still shut due to the volume of hairspray and mascara that they applied ready for their stint at Morrisons. Then we have the sneakers, who pretend they are heading towards the M62 but then stop dead, right in front of you and at the last minute, usually without warning as they try to pretend they only just realised they wanted the M60/M61 lane which won't work as you see the same ones almost every morning doing the same trick. If all of that isn't a recipe for disaster you have to keep an eye on the Audi and BMW executive tailgating c***ks whose only aim once they get through the stop start queue of traffic is to get to wherever they are going as fast as their, fully computerised, auto driving pocket rockets can carry them in order to get into the office first so they can post on Facebook how awful the drive to work was as everyone else got in the way of their 110 mph tailgating aggression. Welcome everyone to the Monday Morning Rush (Or part rush part standstill) shenanigans that we face most Monday mornings.
Quality.
[quote][p][bold]Regulatory Man[/bold] wrote: It was like this at 06:30 too and is like this most days of the year not just today. The problem with this road is all the halfwits (And I'm giving them credit by giving them a half) who love to switch lanes constantly to try and move up the queue, then you have those joining to go to the M60 towards Manchester crossing with those trying to get to the M62 to Rochdale. Most of that lot dawdle, no indicators used to give us a clue where they are going or which lane they are trying to go into, although to be fair they probably couldn't care less about the rest of us as many are just focusing on the real important stuff. You know the types I mean, you see them every morning, first you have the still hungover from the weekend neanderthal man, fag in mouth and phone in hand trying to text and maintain a reasonable speed in their Berlingo's, Toyota Pillux's without looking where they are going and wondering why people are swerving between lanes to avoid them. Then you have the dolly dimples, in their Clio's, Corsa's, soft top mercedes whose eyelids are still shut due to the volume of hairspray and mascara that they applied ready for their stint at Morrisons. Then we have the sneakers, who pretend they are heading towards the M62 but then stop dead, right in front of you and at the last minute, usually without warning as they try to pretend they only just realised they wanted the M60/M61 lane which won't work as you see the same ones almost every morning doing the same trick. If all of that isn't a recipe for disaster you have to keep an eye on the Audi and BMW executive tailgating c***ks whose only aim once they get through the stop start queue of traffic is to get to wherever they are going as fast as their, fully computerised, auto driving pocket rockets can carry them in order to get into the office first so they can post on Facebook how awful the drive to work was as everyone else got in the way of their 110 mph tailgating aggression. Welcome everyone to the Monday Morning Rush (Or part rush part standstill) shenanigans that we face most Monday mornings.[/p][/quote]Quality. Don Kiddick
  • Score: 8

5:44pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Cyclone says...

See if your employer will allow working from home.
In this modern age travelling to sit at a desk or computer is old hat.
See if your employer will allow working from home. In this modern age travelling to sit at a desk or computer is old hat. Cyclone
  • Score: -4

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