Woodhead Pass is closed in both directions due to a serious accident.

Traffic is very slow following the accident, between the Flouch roundabout at the A616 and Woolley Lane at the A57.

All traffic is currently being held while the incident is dealt with.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area and use the M62.

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Woodhead Pass back open

Air ambulance lands

The air ambulance is believed to have landed at the scene

Road still closed

The road is still close,d and trapped traffic is being turned around

Eyewitness reports two fire engines and three ambulances at the scene

Scene of closure

The closure at Woodhead Pass
The closure at Woodhead Pass

Highways advice for motorists