Motorists faced a miserable morning commute after an accident on the M62 led to delays of up to 40 minutes.
A an accident occurred between junction 27 (Gildersome) and junction 26 (M606) involving a number of cars and a HGV shortly after 6.40am.
It involved damage to the central reservation and required the closure of a number of lanes.
Lanes two and three westbound were closed, as was lane three eastbound. Initially delays were around 15 minutes, but as traffic got heavier this soon increased to 40 minutes.
By 7.50am the eastbound lanes were opened and at 8.25am all lanes were opened.
There are not believed to have been any serious injuries.