A MOTORWAY has been closed following the discovery of a body.
The M61 between junction 4 at Farnworth and junction 3 at Kearsley Spur was closed early on Friday morning.
The closure will affect thousands of commuters this morning.
The entry slip road at Junction 5, the Westhoughton turn off, is also closed, along with one land of the northbound carriageway.
One eyewitness told The Gazette, “It’s been a nightmare getting from Blackpool to Manchester this morning, the motorways are completely jammed.
“There were police everywhere, there’s obviously been a major incident.”