A MOTORWAY lane has reopened after an earlier accident.

The incident happened on the westbound carriageway of the M62, between junction 27 (Gildersome) and junction 26 (Chain Bar).

It occurred at around 1:33pm.

Lane one (of four) had been closed.

This is the hard shoulder, which is used as a live lane in busy periods.

The closure was causing very slow traffic, with travel time hitting 15 minutes at its height.

But, the lane was reopened at around 2:18pm.