Major road closed in east Manchester following crash

One of Manchester’s main roads has been closed following a crash. The A662 Ashton New Road was closed in Clayton following a collision at about 9am. Pictures from the scene showed a severely damaged Seat Ibiza in the centre of the carriageway, close to The Grove Inn.

Police on Ashton New Road

Witnesses said the front end of the car had suffered extensive damage.

Police were at the scene and the road was cordoned off as an investigation was launched. Transport for Greater Manchester tweeted that Ashton New Road had been closed in both directions between North Road and Canberra Street following a ‘road traffic collision’.

Diversions have been put in place and Stagecoach has said its services through the area are now using an alternative route. It is unclear at this stage whether anyone was injured in the crash.

Greater Manchester Police has been asked for a comment.