Missing manhole cover closes one lane of eastbound M62

Date published: 13 November 2019

One lane of the M62 motorway eastbound between junctions 18 and 19 will be closed for several hours on Wednesday (13 November) because of a missing manhole cover.

The closure on the eastbound carriageway between Simister Island and Heywood is expected to be in place until mid-afternoon.

Traffic officers are on scene and the extensive repairs are taking place.

Highways England posted about the incident on social media shortly before 4.30am, saying: “Please drive safely approaching and driving through the location.

“The damage has been assessed and requires extensive repair. The lane closure will remain in place for some hours.”

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