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Road traffic collision - M66 southbound between Ramsbottom and Bury

Borough: All boroughs

Incident Date: 01 March 2018

AT 11.25am on Thursday, March 1, one fire engine from Ramsbottom along with a fire engine and off road vehicle from Rawtenstall were called to a road traffic collision on the M66 southbound between the Ramsbottom and Bury junction. 

On arrival firefighters found the crash was involving 16 vehicles. Nobody was trapped in any of the vehicles, although paramedics have helped two people that remained in their cars, with one since being taken to hospital.  

A bus is currently being used to provide shelter and care for people unable to remain in their cars, with 20 people being cared for by paramedics. 

The area is very busy as the road has had to be closed in both directions, please avoid it if possible. 

Updates about the incident will be added when available. 

Last update: 01/03/2018 13:38:52
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