Traffic has been stopped on the M66 due to a crash.

Posting on Twitter, Highways England have stated that traffic has been temporarily stopped on the M66 southbound from junction one for Manchester Road, towards junction two for Bury/Heywood.

A lane closure is also in place on the northbound carriageway.

Traffic officers, maintenance crews and the ambulance service are all en-route.

A spokesperson for Highways England said: "Due to barrier damage caused by the collision on the southbound carriageway, traffic officers have implemented a lane closure on the northbound carriageway for safety."

More to follow.