An accident has closed Bury Old Road in both directions this evening.

The incident happened at the junction of Bury Old Road and Sheepfoot Lane in Prestwich at around 5.30pm.

There is a heavy emergency service presence in the area and images taken at the scene appear to show a vehicle on its side.

Drivers are being asked to find alternative routes as traffic builds, particularly near Scholes Lane.

A witness said: “Big accident facing Heaton Park Road, it’s bad.

In a tweet, Transport for Greater Manchester said: “Road closed Bury Old Rd/ Sheepfoot Lane, Prestwich.

“Due to an RTC the road has been closed by police. Please find an alternative route.”

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GMP issue statement

At around 4.50pm on Monday 3 August 2020, police on a routine patrol came across a collision at the junction of Bury Old Road and Scholes Lane, Prestwich.

Officers are in attendance.