M60 shuts for hours after man hit by lorry on motorway

The M60 was shut for hours this morning after a man was hit by a lorry. The motorway was shut off on the clockwise carriageway just after junction 13 for Worsley, according to traffic alert service Inrix. It was shut to junction 15, National Highways has said, following the crash just after 6am.

A GMP spokesperson said earlier this morning: "We were called at 6.20am to a report of a collision between a man and a lorry on the M60 clockwise near junction 13. READ MORE: Police rush to block of flats after man found dead "Emergency services are currently responding and this section of the clockwise side has been closed while this continues.

Delays are expected for much of the morning." Drivers were hit by huge delays this morning, with miles of queues. North West Motorway Police tweeted: "We have come into a Serious Incident on the M60.

It is CLOSED between J13 and J14 Clockwise All traffic is being taken off at J13, the diversion is onto the A580 and you can then rejoin at J14 If possible, avoid the area." National Highways tweeted: "The #M60 clockwise is closed between J13-J15 near #Worsley following a serious vehicle collision. @gmpolice "@NWmwaypolice are at the location along with #TrafficOfficers who are assisting with traffic management.

Please continue to follow for diversion details." The motorway reopened just after 11am, with delays still in the area. Read more of today's top stories here