Looks like traffic has cleared

Aside from a bit of congestion around junction 18.

Highways Agency traffic map
Highways Agency traffic map

A woman has fallen from Rakewood Viaduct

Greater Manchester Police say a woman has fallen to her death from the motorway bridge, Rakewood Viaduct, at Junction 21.
A police spokeswoman said: “Shortly after 10.20am on Friday police were called to Junction 21 of the M62 to a report a woman had fallen from the motorway bridge.

“Officers attended and found the body of a woman.

“There are believed to be no suspicious circumstances and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”

Traffic map

This Highways Agency map shows standstill traffic (in black), with delays just before and after J19

Traffic map, Highways Agency
Traffic map, Highways Agency

The broken down lorry's been moved

The latest from our traffic partners Inrix:

All lanes open, broken down lorry removed on M62 Eastbound between J20 A627(M) Rochdale and J21 A640 (Milnrow).

Lane one (of three) was closed heading away from Manchester towards Leeds to assist a tyre change. Traffic remained congested because of a separate police incident that was closing two lanes over the Rakewood Viaduct just after J21.

Delays eastbound around junctions 19-20

There’s traffic building between Junctions 19 and 20 eastbound following the broken down lorry and police incident at junctions 20-22

Google Maps traffic at J19-20
Google Maps traffic at J19-20

All lanes reopened

Looks like queues are forming...

Traffic camera picture at J21 eastbound
Traffic camera picture at J21 eastbound
Traffic camera picture at J21 eastbound
Traffic camera picture at J21 eastbound

'Serious incident' say Highways Agency

Here's what we know so far

Two lanes of the M62 eastbound have been closed between junction 21 (Milnrow) and J22 (Rishworth Moor) due to a ‘police incident’.

In addition, there’s one lane closed eastbound between J20 (Rochdale) and J21 (Milnrow) due to a broken down lorry.

Understandably these incidents are slowing down traffic towards Manchester — we’ll bring you more on the police incident when we have it.