M57 traffic nightmare: Gridlocked motorists facing huge delays as police rush to scene

Drivers have reported long queues and a large police presence on the motorway.

One Twitter user with the handle @Andylatham14 wrote: “M57 at a stand still. Lots of police flying past.”

Delays are being reported on the southbound M57 between J2 for Prescot and J1 for Huyton, according the monitoring site Traffic Update.

Planned closures on the M57 are due to come into force in both directions between J2 and J4 from 8pm.

The carriageway is set to re-open at 5am on Saturday, according to National Highways.

This is a developing news story, more to follow.

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