ONE lane of the M61 was closed after crash on the motorway this afternoon.

A Toyota Corolla and a lorry crashed into each other on the northbound carriageway between junction 5 near Farnworth and junction 6 near Westhoughton at about 2.30pm.

The car, which was forced onto the grass at the side of the motorway, will need to be recovered from the scene, but the lorry driver managed to drive his vehicle away.

No-one was hurt in the crash, and motorists faced minor delays until the road was reopened at 3pm.