Crash causes chaos on the M60

First published in Bury FC

A three-car crash on the M60 has caused major jams affecting large parts of Greater Manchester.

Traffic was backing up towards Heaton Park in Bury and there were queues at the Bolton turn-off for the M61.

One lane had been closed due to an near Barton Bridge.

Although the matrix signs were set to 40 mph, motorists were forced to go much slower.

Travel time is said to be 75 minutes and one of the tree lanes is closed.

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10:09am Tue 15 Jan 13

aardwolf says...

Please can we take the nice big landrovers off the Highways Agency and give them bubblecars instead?
Instead of towing the cars off the road the officers all stood around scratching their backsides - so the landrovers are a waste of money.
Please can we take the nice big landrovers off the Highways Agency and give them bubblecars instead? Instead of towing the cars off the road the officers all stood around scratching their backsides - so the landrovers are a waste of money. aardwolf
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12:23pm Tue 15 Jan 13

bubs224 says...

aardwolf wrote:
Please can we take the nice big landrovers off the Highways Agency and give them bubblecars instead?
Instead of towing the cars off the road the officers all stood around scratching their backsides - so the landrovers are a waste of money.
There must have been a good reason why they did not move vehicles from the road. All you see when you pass - rubber necking - is a snap shot of the incident. Why do people give them a hard time, all they do is help people. What do you do that's so important? Most of those guys are ex forces who work in difficult conditions in fast moving traffic for poor pay.
[quote][p][bold]aardwolf[/bold] wrote: Please can we take the nice big landrovers off the Highways Agency and give them bubblecars instead? Instead of towing the cars off the road the officers all stood around scratching their backsides - so the landrovers are a waste of money.[/p][/quote]There must have been a good reason why they did not move vehicles from the road. All you see when you pass - rubber necking - is a snap shot of the incident. Why do people give them a hard time, all they do is help people. What do you do that's so important? Most of those guys are ex forces who work in difficult conditions in fast moving traffic for poor pay. bubs224
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12:44pm Tue 15 Jan 13

mg whites says...

One lane had been closed due to an near Barton Bridge.

two spelling mistakes.

Travel time is said to be 75 minutes and one of the tree lanes is closed.

and what is a tree lane please?
One lane had been closed due to an near Barton Bridge. two spelling mistakes. Travel time is said to be 75 minutes and one of the tree lanes is closed. and what is a tree lane please? mg whites
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12:59pm Tue 15 Jan 13

aardwolf says...

bubs224 wrote:
aardwolf wrote: Please can we take the nice big landrovers off the Highways Agency and give them bubblecars instead? Instead of towing the cars off the road the officers all stood around scratching their backsides - so the landrovers are a waste of money.
There must have been a good reason why they did not move vehicles from the road. All you see when you pass - rubber necking - is a snap shot of the incident. Why do people give them a hard time, all they do is help people. What do you do that's so important? Most of those guys are ex forces who work in difficult conditions in fast moving traffic for poor pay.
I earn a living to keep a roof over my family's heads. That living is compromised by people who have no recognition that for every minute a road is shut because they are too busy fannying around polishing their high-vis jackets the economy is losing thousands. Their pay is adequate and the traffic on the M60 is always at a snails pace. About as dangerous as being a librarian. I repeat take the landrovers off them and give them a car so ridiculous that they won't want to stand around being observed doing nothing and may inject a sense of urgency in them.
[quote][p][bold]bubs224[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]aardwolf[/bold] wrote: Please can we take the nice big landrovers off the Highways Agency and give them bubblecars instead? Instead of towing the cars off the road the officers all stood around scratching their backsides - so the landrovers are a waste of money.[/p][/quote]There must have been a good reason why they did not move vehicles from the road. All you see when you pass - rubber necking - is a snap shot of the incident. Why do people give them a hard time, all they do is help people. What do you do that's so important? Most of those guys are ex forces who work in difficult conditions in fast moving traffic for poor pay.[/p][/quote]I earn a living to keep a roof over my family's heads. That living is compromised by people who have no recognition that for every minute a road is shut because they are too busy fannying around polishing their high-vis jackets the economy is losing thousands. Their pay is adequate and the traffic on the M60 is always at a snails pace. About as dangerous as being a librarian. I repeat take the landrovers off them and give them a car so ridiculous that they won't want to stand around being observed doing nothing and may inject a sense of urgency in them. aardwolf
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2:43pm Tue 15 Jan 13

JohnR1 says...

/sarcasm

But they need to close the road as it could be a crime scene. Have they never heard of cameras?

end sarcasm/

The presence of these idiots serves only to prolong a situation, why do they need to close a lane to change a nearside tyre? Why, as you point out, do they appear en mass at an incident then stand round observing instead of getting on with sweeping glass, applying sand to spillages etc.
/sarcasm But they need to close the road as it could be a crime scene. Have they never heard of cameras? end sarcasm/ The presence of these idiots serves only to prolong a situation, why do they need to close a lane to change a nearside tyre? Why, as you point out, do they appear en mass at an incident then stand round observing instead of getting on with sweeping glass, applying sand to spillages etc. JohnR1
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5:05pm Tue 15 Jan 13

bubs224 says...

Traffic at stand still whenever there is an incident because idiots like you slow down to have a look at what is going on then complain about slow moving traffic! Brainless Joe Public. HA have never closed a lane to change a near side tyre, only an off side tyre. What is the tyre fitter supposed to do, stand in lane 1?. The only people to blame for slow moving traffic are the idiots who crash their cars. How hard is it to drive in a straight line? They don't carry sand for oil spills so they can not apply sand. They don't investigate crime. That's the police job. Cameras are not allowed to be used in court. Get your facts right fools.
Traffic at stand still whenever there is an incident because idiots like you slow down to have a look at what is going on then complain about slow moving traffic! Brainless Joe Public. HA have never closed a lane to change a near side tyre, only an off side tyre. What is the tyre fitter supposed to do, stand in lane 1?. The only people to blame for slow moving traffic are the idiots who crash their cars. How hard is it to drive in a straight line? They don't carry sand for oil spills so they can not apply sand. They don't investigate crime. That's the police job. Cameras are not allowed to be used in court. Get your facts right fools. bubs224
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5:06pm Tue 15 Jan 13

bubs224 says...

aardwolf wrote:
bubs224 wrote:
aardwolf wrote: Please can we take the nice big landrovers off the Highways Agency and give them bubblecars instead? Instead of towing the cars off the road the officers all stood around scratching their backsides - so the landrovers are a waste of money.
There must have been a good reason why they did not move vehicles from the road. All you see when you pass - rubber necking - is a snap shot of the incident. Why do people give them a hard time, all they do is help people. What do you do that's so important? Most of those guys are ex forces who work in difficult conditions in fast moving traffic for poor pay.
I earn a living to keep a roof over my family's heads. That living is compromised by people who have no recognition that for every minute a road is shut because they are too busy fannying around polishing their high-vis jackets the economy is losing thousands. Their pay is adequate and the traffic on the M60 is always at a snails pace. About as dangerous as being a librarian. I repeat take the landrovers off them and give them a car so ridiculous that they won't want to stand around being observed doing nothing and may inject a sense of urgency in them.
Tell that to the family of the poor Traffic Officer who was killed last year. Killed whilst cleaning up someone else's mess.
[quote][p][bold]aardwolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bubs224[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]aardwolf[/bold] wrote: Please can we take the nice big landrovers off the Highways Agency and give them bubblecars instead? Instead of towing the cars off the road the officers all stood around scratching their backsides - so the landrovers are a waste of money.[/p][/quote]There must have been a good reason why they did not move vehicles from the road. All you see when you pass - rubber necking - is a snap shot of the incident. Why do people give them a hard time, all they do is help people. What do you do that's so important? Most of those guys are ex forces who work in difficult conditions in fast moving traffic for poor pay.[/p][/quote]I earn a living to keep a roof over my family's heads. That living is compromised by people who have no recognition that for every minute a road is shut because they are too busy fannying around polishing their high-vis jackets the economy is losing thousands. Their pay is adequate and the traffic on the M60 is always at a snails pace. About as dangerous as being a librarian. I repeat take the landrovers off them and give them a car so ridiculous that they won't want to stand around being observed doing nothing and may inject a sense of urgency in them.[/p][/quote]Tell that to the family of the poor Traffic Officer who was killed last year. Killed whilst cleaning up someone else's mess. bubs224
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7:10pm Tue 15 Jan 13

margorie12 says...

It was absolutely ridiculous today, all due respect to those injured but it gets right on everyone else's nerves when they're sat in a jam just for the sake of someone not checking their mirrors or signalling. You still have a boss to deal with when you're late or an interview that you'll now miss because you've been sat in traffic for christ knows how long! Always problems on the M60 so I don't know why it's not widened. Or maybe people should be forced to take their driving test every three years to reduce accidents??
It was absolutely ridiculous today, all due respect to those injured but it gets right on everyone else's nerves when they're sat in a jam just for the sake of someone not checking their mirrors or signalling. You still have a boss to deal with when you're late or an interview that you'll now miss because you've been sat in traffic for christ knows how long! Always problems on the M60 so I don't know why it's not widened. Or maybe people should be forced to take their driving test every three years to reduce accidents?? margorie12
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7:31pm Tue 15 Jan 13

boltonnut says...

If I was a police officer working the motor ways I would want more than a landrover,I would want a tank.Then I could shoot the stupid barstools that speed and cut people off.
If I was a police officer working the motor ways I would want more than a landrover,I would want a tank.Then I could shoot the stupid barstools that speed and cut people off. boltonnut
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1:01am Wed 16 Jan 13

BBBBBBXX says...

Middle lane hovers cause a lot of the problems, they should be shot!
Middle lane hovers cause a lot of the problems, they should be shot! BBBBBBXX
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1:44pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Mr. Tumble says...

If one of the tree lanes is closed, how will I ever make it to my branch!??
If one of the tree lanes is closed, how will I ever make it to my branch!?? Mr. Tumble
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6:49pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Babbar Divino says...

mg whites wrote:
One lane had been closed due to an near Barton Bridge.

two spelling mistakes.

Travel time is said to be 75 minutes and one of the tree lanes is closed.

and what is a tree lane please?
A tree lane in a small road in Ireland.
[quote][p][bold]mg whites[/bold] wrote: One lane had been closed due to an near Barton Bridge. two spelling mistakes. Travel time is said to be 75 minutes and one of the tree lanes is closed. and what is a tree lane please?[/p][/quote]A tree lane in a small road in Ireland. Babbar Divino
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