Nine cars are reported to have been involved in a crash on a major commute route.

The collision blocked two lanes of the M66 southbound carriageway between junction three for Pilsworth industrial estate, Whitefield and Radcliffe, and junction four for the M60.

No injuries have been reported but North West Ambulance Service attended to ensure that no one was hurt.

Both lanes have now reopened as the vehicles have been moved to the hard shoulder but drivers should still expect some delays until traffic clears.