A CRASH on the M61 is causing long delays on the Southbound carriageway.

The incident occurred earlier this evening close to the Junction Two for Salford and the A580.

Queues are currently getting longer in the area although it is not yet thought to be affecting the exit at the Kearsley Spur.

The crash is causing delays of at least ten minutes and at least one lane is closed.

Highways England hope to have the damaged vehicles removed and the road reopened by 10pm.

Drivers are being asked to take alternative routes.

Part of the road is set to be closed soon to allow for engineering and maintennance work.