THE M62 between junction 20 (Rochdale) and junction 24 (Huddersfield) has now reopened after being closed since Thursday.

Greater Manchester Police say after another night of officers working tirelessly in the snow alongside colleagues from partner agencies, including Highways England, the motorway was cleared and reopened at around 2am this morning.

Police said around 3,500 vehicles were stuck on the motorway on Thursday evening and the army was deployed to rescue stranded motorists after wind speeds of up to 90mph kept the motorway closed.

The A672 between Denshaw and Rishworth and the A58 between Littleborough and Ripponden have also been reopened.

GMP say they would like to thank members of the public for their patience whilst work on these roads was carried out.

They urged people to continue to drive carefully and take the weather into account when planning journeys.