A MULTI-CAR crash on the M66 is causing long delays this morning.

Two lanes are closed between Junction 3 for Pilsworth Road (Hollins) and Junction 4 for the M60 (Simister Island).

Congestion has built for eight miles, stretching as far back as the Edenfield Bypass.

Traffic is also slowing on the opposite side as drivers stop to look at the scene.

Travel time has increased for many by around an hour.

It is unknown whether anyone was seriously injured during the crash.