Traffic is queueing for 10 miles on the eastbound carriageway of the M62 following a multi vehicle crash.

Three lanes of the motorway have been closed following the accident, which happened between Milnrow at J21 for the A640 and J22 for the A672 at Rishworth Moor.

A rolling road block is in place and traffic is queueing all the way back to Simister Island at J18.

Motorists are tweeting about the incident, saying the M62 is a car park and warning motorists to avoid it.

And @damian_hunt tweeted: "You know that you're going to stuck on the motorway a while, when everyone starts getting out of their cars! #M62 "

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Traffic appears to be back to normal

A bit of congestion around Pole Moor and Ainley Top but traffic from the earlier incidents appear to have died down

M62 at 6pm today
M62 at 6pm today (Image: Google)

Police hunting crash driver who left his car and made off in another car

A driver caught up in the M62 crash has left his car and made off from the scene.

Greater Manchester Police said two incidents took place around the same time - click here for the full story.

Delays back to J18

Road reopened

The road has now fully reopened but delays are expected for at least an hour and a half.

Long delays expected

Normal traffic conditions are expected to return by 6.15pm.

View from the traffic cameras

Traffic queueing at J21 of the M62
Traffic queueing at J21 of the M62

No ease up yet

Traffic still at a standstill

Paul Leatherbarrow is at the front of the queue - tweeted us this picture

Debris scattered on M62 after four-vehicle crash

Four vehicles were involved in the crash on the M62 eastbound carriageway near Milnrow, according to Greater Manchester Police.

There is a lot of debris on the carriageway. All the damaged vehicles are on the hard shoulder and the fire service are in attendance.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said West Yorkshire Police were dealing with the incident.

Traffic is queuing for 10 miles.