M62 closed near Rainhill

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Police are warning drivers to avoid the M62 near Rainhill following a major incident which has closed the motorway.

The collision involved two HGVs and took place on westbound carriageway between junctions 8 and 7 at around 11.10am on Monday.

One of the lorries is blocking the Liverpool-bound carriageway.

Police are currently at the scene.

A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: “Motorists are being advised to avoid the area for the time being.

“Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call MSOC Roads Policing officers on 0151 777 5747.”