Man ‘electrocuted by pylon’ in horror incident near M60 as police close roads

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Police have attended a scene close to the M60 following reports of a man being electrocuted by a pylon.

The man currently remains in a serious condition, according to police.

Greater Manchester Police tweeted: “Road closure southbound at the junction of Palatine Road, Princess Parkway.

“This is in relation to a report of a man having been electrocuted by a pylon close to the M60.

“The road has been closed as a precaution. The public are asked to avoid the area."

Several roads have been closed off to the public and residents have been asked to avoid the area, including Palatine Road and Princess Parkway.

Witness footage shows a large police cordon in place just past the M60 junction.

One person tweeted: "Significant congestion on Princess Road southbound as cars are being let through single file past the incident."

There has been a number of delays to busses in the area as congestion piles up on the surrounding roads.

The local bus service tweeted: "We are expecting delays to these services due to congestion issues on Barlow Moor Rd as Princess Parkway is closed towards the Airport.

"The 101/103 are still diverting via Barlow Moor Rd and Palatine Rd in both directions. Sorry for any delays to your journey."

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