M66 Slip Road closed at Ramsbottom

The slip road off the M66 motorway at Junction 1 (Ramsbottom) has been closed today by Highways England due to a water mains issue.

Although the escaping water is no longer an issue, the slip road has remained closed due to a depression that has been found further up the slip road indicating a potential safety issue with the integrity of the carriageway construction.

There may be issues at this location for the rest of the week whilst reconstruction is undertaken by United Utilities.  United Utilities are in attendance on site and have been since this morning.

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Diversions are in place.  Please use Junction 2 (Bury) or the Edenfield By-pass.