A major road was closed in both directions with heavy traffic due to a building fire today.

Bury Old Road was blocked in both directions near the junction with Whittaker Lane (Heaton Park tram stop), causing heavy traffic.

This was due to a building fire with motorists asked to find a different route.

Bus diversions were also in place.

However, around 1:45pm the road was reopened while a section of Whittakers Lane remained closed.