THREE lanes have been blocked after a crash on the M61 northbound between junctions five and six.

Greater Manchester Traffic Police and the North West Ambulance Service are currently at the scene, along with recovery and maintenance crews.

Traffic has been temporarily stopped while debris is cleared from the area.

Due to position of a heavy goods vehicle, there is a lane three closure on the southbound carriageway.

North West Motorway Police tweeted that the "final position of the vehicles" involved had resulted in the closure.