TWO motorway lanes have been closed after a crash.

The incident occurred on the M61 northbound between junctions 5 and 6 between Westhoughton and Horwich.

According to the Inrix Travel App, the crash involved a crane. 

Transport for Greater Manchester confirmed that the road traffic collision at around 11.30am on Monday morning.

Police and fire services are currently at the scene.

Lane 2 was reopened at just after 1pm, according to Transport for Greater Manchester.

But Lane 1 remains closed.

Road users have been advised to allow extra time for their journeys.