A crash on a motorway near Bolton has led to delays in the lead-up to rush hour.

The M61 southbound at Junction 3 Kearsley Spur was the site of a crash this afternoon.

The vehicles that were blocking the road have reportedly been moved to the hard shoulder, but queues remain following the incident.

Lanes were reportedly closed, but they have now been reopened.

Just before 4.15pm this afternoon, traffic data company Inrix said: "Queueing traffic due to earlier accident on M61 Southbound at J3 (Kearsley Spur). All lanes have been re-opened.

"Cameras confirm vehicles have been moved to the hard shoulder." 

Traffic updates page MancTraffic said just after 4pm: "M61 southbound J2-M60 traffic stopped where it merges with Kearsley Spur to move a stranded vehicle."

Traffic on the A580 at Swinton, which is near to the M61, is also slow. 

Inrix said: "Slow traffic on A580 East Lancashire Road Westbound at A572 Worsley Road. Travel time is around 10 minutes."