The M62 is closed eastbound from junctions seven to eight between Warrington and Widnes this evening, Saturday, due to a serious accident involving several vehicles.

North West Motorway Police confirmed the eastbound carriageway near Widnes/Warrington would remain closed for some time following the incident which occurred during a heavy hailstorm.

Paramedics and Highways Agency officers are currently at the scene.

One driver stuck on the motorway said motorists were being redirected down the hard shoulder in the opposite directions police.

Another added: "Cars are turning back up the slip road at junction 7, it's chaos. I just hope everyone involved is okay."

The road is not expected to reopen before midnight.

  • The M56 westbound exit slip road is also closed due to a separate accident at J10 by the A49 at Stretton.

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