M62 closed eastbound after smash

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MOTORISTS are facing long delays after a serious accident on the M62 this morning. (Wednesday)

The eastbound carriageway was closed between junctions 27 at Gildersome and 26 at Chain Bar following the incident at 5.42am and is causing miles of tailbacks.

One lane has now been reopened and the rest of the carriageway is expected to be reopened shortly after 10am.

One person suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries in the incident.

And police said diversions are in place.