A TWO car smash on the motorway has resulted in road closures on the M66 this afternoon.

Footage from Highways England shows large tailbacks on the motorway northbound from Junction 4 Simister Island to Junction 3 Pilsworth Road.

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(Picture Phil Taylor and Danny Crompton)

It's not yet know whether there have been any injuries.

Traffic is currently being held.

This Is Lancashire: An air ambulance was called to the scene. Credit: Danny CromptonAn air ambulance was called to the scene. Credit: Danny Crompton

(Picture: Daniel Crompton)

Traffic is being diverted off the M60 and onto the M62 as a result of the crash.

A passer-by said that it 'looked like car down the embankment next to Unsworth Academy."

An air ambulance was called to the scene.

This Is Lancashire: The scene on the M66 this afternoon

A  post from Highways England states: "The M66 northbound J4 (SimisterIsland M60 M62) to J3 (Pilsworth Road Heywood Distribution Park Pilsworth Industrial Estate) is currently CLOSED due to a serious collision."