BREAKING NEWS: M62 closed at Junction 27 after accident

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.