Long delays are expected on the M62 this morning amid a "police incident" between Junction 6 near Prescot and Junction 7 near Rainhill Stoops.

Police have confirmed three lanes are currently closed westbound which will have an impact on motorists on the morning commute.

North West Motorway Police tweeted about the lane closures just before 9am.

The tweet states: "3 Lanes blocked on M62 wb between j7 and j6 due to police incident."

No more details have been given so far.

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Tailbacks

Queueing traffic due to the earlier accident on M62 Westbound from J7 A57 Warrington Road (Rainhill Stoops) to J6 M57 J1 (Tarbock Island)

Three cars involved

Merseyside Police say three cars were involved in a crash which prompted the closure of the three lanes westbound between J7 and J6.

A spokeswoman said: "We were called at 8.40am to an incident involving three cars, just passed junction five. It is damage only and being dealt with by North West Motorway Police."

WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR

Long delays are expected on the M62 this morning amid a "police incident" between Junction 7 near Rainhill Stoops and Junction 6 near Prescot,

Police have confirmed three lanes are currently closed westbound which will have an impact on motorists on the morning commute.

North West Motorway Police tweeted about the lane closures just before 9am.

The tweet states: "3 Lanes blocked on M62 wb between j7 and j6 due to police incident."

No more details have been given so far.