THE M61 has been closed after a crash involving a car and a motorcyclist.

The rider has been taken to Salford Roya Hospital by air ambulance with what are thought to be serious injuries.

The accident happened just after 5pm, between junctions five and six of the M61 northbound.

The air ambulance landed on the motorway at 5.45pm.

Motorists are being warned to expect delays while emergency services deal with the incident.

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