COMMUTERS heading from East Lancashire towards Manchester are facing lengthy delays this morning after a three-car crash on the M66.

An incident between junction one at Ramsbottom and junction two at Bury on the southbound side of the motorway has caused tailbacks into Rawtenstall and on the A56 through Edenfield and Haslingden.

One southbound lane has been closed while motorway police remove debris from the road. The Highways Agency said no-one was injured in the collision.