Traffic warning: Military are called in to help with M62 clearance as motorway remains shut

The M62 remains shut this morning after overnight snow and strong winds.
The M62 remains shut this morning after overnight snow and strong winds.
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Greater Manchester Police have released a statement confirming military support for stranded motorists on the M62 motorway.

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Some drivers have been stuck between junction 20 for Rochdale and junction 24 for Huddersfield through the night and diversions were issued by Highways England this morning.

The statement from Greater Manchester Police confirms how the military have been mobilised.

The statement from Greater Manchester Police confirms how the military have been mobilised.

Now, the army have been called to help with the clean-up operation which was caused by a mixture of heavy snow fall, high winds and traffic incidents yesterday.

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With strong winds forecast for the rest of the day, police are urging people not to drive unless absolutely essential.

Live updates can be followed on Highway England's Twitter accounts @HighwaysNEAST and @HIGHWAYSNWEST.

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