TRAFFIC officers had to close part of the M60 to push a broken-down vehicle onto the hard shoulder.

One lane of the motorway was closed from around 8.30pm after the car - a black hatchback - stopped in the fourth lane.

The break down caused delays between Junctions 17 and 16 anti-clockwise, disrupting traffic around Whitefield, Prestwich, Salford and Kearsley.

The incident was dealt with quickly as two traffic officers pushed the car across all four lanes and onto the hard shoulder.

All lanes are now open.