A CRASH involving three cars caused long tailbacks on the M66 this morning after ladders fell off the back of a van.

The incident on the southbound carriageway, between junction one at Ramsbottom and junction two at Bury, led to one lane being closed while motorway police removed debris from the road.

No-one was injured in the crash and the lane has since been re-opened, but delays are expected to continue until 10.30am.