A 'multi-vehicle' accident is causing long delays along Chorley New Road.

Chorley New Road is partially blocked both ways due to an accident near Chorley New Road Primary School.

The crash involved three vehicles with traffic said to be coping fairly well.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “Just after 3pm today (Tuesday 14 September) we received reports of a road traffic collision involving three vehicles on Chorley New Road, Horwich.

“Firefighters arrived quickly and assessed two people at the scene who were then transferred into the care of colleagues from North West Ambulance Service.

“GMFRS crews made the area safe before departing after around 45 minutes.”

A Greater Manchester Police Bolton North spokesman said: "Please avoid Chorley New Road near to the Beehive Roundabout. There has been a multi vehicle accident, inbound towards Bolton town centre. Traffic is building up from the roundabout toward Horwich town centre. Police, Ambulance and Fire Service are currently on scene."

North West Ambulance Service have been approached for more information.