THE M66 has been closed following a serious crash.

The motorway is closed Southbound from the A56 roundabout for Ramsbottom, Bolton and Rochdale to Junction 1 for Somerseat.

It comes after a major collision in the area.

Police, fire crews and ambulance services are currently on the scene and traffic officers are trying to clear the road.

A diversion is currently in place from the Edenfield junction.

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