THERE is a road closure in place due to an emergency services incident.

Police say they have closed Firs Lane, Leigh at the Junction with Wigan Road.

Officers say this is to assist Greater Manchester Fire Rescue Service who are at the scene.

Meanwhile, Twist Lane is closed both ways closed, with queueing traffic.

Traffic feeds say this is "due to a building fire between Firs Lane and Kendal Grove".

There is congestion up to A579 Atherleigh Way, with queues back towards the A580 East Lancs Road.

The road closure has been in place since 4.45pm.

Police say there may be delays and heavy traffic in the area so people are asked to please find alternative routes.