Greater Manchester Police and traffic officers have reopened the M61 Northbound after resolving a police-led incident near Junction 2 Kearsley.

National Highways North West has also advised that traffic trapped in between the closed junctions has been diverted off the M61 at the Junction 3 exit (Kearsley Island).

Motorway traffic is running as normal.

The M61 was closed to a police led incident.

Highways England tweeted at 3.28am on Sunday (September 5): “#M61 northbound #J2 (#Kearsley) to #J4 (#Atherton #Leigh #A6) is currently CLOSED due to a Police incident. All traffic is being diverted up towards #J3 to exit at #KearsleyIsland to follow the solid black square to re-join at #J4.”

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