Motorists are being advised to drive carefully after flooding causes traffic chaos on the M65 motorway.
A spokesman for North West Motorway police tweeted this morning (Monday): "We have taken 12 reports of accidents since 7am this morning. Please take your time. Drive to the conditions and #arrivealive.
"We are taking several reports on the network off flooding. Junction 2-3 M65, Junction 23 and M60 Junction11-12 M65.
"Please take extra care if this is your route today."