THE M62 has been closed at Junction 27 following an accident this afternoon.
Firefighters were called out to the motorway at 2.44pm after a red Vauxhall Astra crashed down an embankment off the eastbound carriageway between Gildersome and Junction 28 at Tingley.
An air ambulance was called to the scene to attend to a man and a woman trapped in the car.
There are reports of of stationary traffic on the motorway and congestion back to Junction 26 at Chain Bar.
A diversion is currently in operation via the exit and entry slip roads at Junction 27.