THE M62 Eastbound remains closed this morning following a "serious crash" during the early hours of Wednesday.

The motorway was shut both ways between Junction 7 at Rainhill and Junction 8 at Westbrook near Warrington just after 3am.

The Westbound carriageway has since re-opened but Eastbound remains closed with long delays approaching the scene.

Emergency services, including North West Motorway Police, are in attendance and a diversion has been put in place.

It is not known at this point how many vehicles are involved or if there are any casualties or injuries.

National Highways North West wrote on Twitter: "The westbound carriageway has reopened and traffic is flowing freely.

"The eastbound carriageway remains closed and is likely to be protracted. Please be aware if travelling on the M62 eastbound from Liverpool and surrounding areas this morning"

They added that the Eastbound side is likely to remain closed for a "considerable time".


Road users are being asked to take the following diversion:

Exit the M62 at J7 and join the A57 eastbound.

At Lingley Green turn left (north) onto Lingley Green Avenue.

Follow Lingley Green Avenue to the roundabout with Whittle Avenue.

At the roundabout turn left and join Whittle Avenue.

At the next roundabout continue north and join Burtonwood Road towards the M62.

Re-join the M62 at J8.