M60 traffic latest: Drivers stuck as ‘go-slow’ protest hits motorway – urgent warning

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Greater Manchester Police has warned motorists heavy traffic is expected on Sunday afternoon as a “go-slow” protest is to hit the M60. The demonstration is believed to be against the CAZ, which will be the largest scheme of its kind in the country. Opposition to the plans, set to launch in May, has ramped up in recent weeks. According to the Inrix traffic monitoring system, vehicles are currently in convoy on the M60 near junction 19 for Middleton and Heaton Park, with one lane of traffic currently closed.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police wrote on Twitter: “We’re working to minimise disruption on the M60 as a result of a go-slow protest.

“Motorists are advised to find alternative routes whilst officers work with National Highways and speak to those involved to bring the disruption to an end, taking action where necessary.

“We recognise the right to a peaceful protest but protests such as this cause significant disrupt to other road users and in particular, emergency vehicles.”

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