SEVEN cars were involved in an accident on the M66 near Edenfield at around 6.15pm tonight.

The pile-up happened on the northbound carriageway between J1 Ramsbottom, and the A56 Edenfield Bypass.

Congestion was backing up to J2 of the motorway, at Bury and travel time was an extra 30 minutes.

The accident happened just before the Edenfield Bypass.