A crash on the M61 has caused heavy delays for motorists.

Three lanes have been affected with debris following the crash at junction four.

Traffic officers and North West Ambulance Service attended the scene on the northbound carriageway.

Patrols were sweeping the three lanes and two lanes have now reopened, with the third expected to open soon.

Drivers can expect up to half an hour added onto their journey, with queues heading back three miles to junction 8.

Average speeds on the approach to junction six are currently 8mph.

Drivers are advised to find an alternate route where possible.