Manchester

Two motorways reopen after lorry crash on M62

Lorry crash on the M60 motorway
Image caption The crash closed the M62 and M60 motorways at the Eccles interchange

Two motorways have reopened after a lorry crashed and overturned in Greater Manchester, causing severe disruption to traffic.

The lorry, carrying several tons of animal feed, crashed on the M62 near junction 12 for the M60, at 11:20 GMT on Tuesday.

Its load spilled from the M62 to a carriageway below on the M60.

The Highways Agency said the vehicle destroyed a barrier and was left "hanging slightly" over a bridge.

Its driver had to be freed from the vehicle but is understood not to be injured.

The M60 was closed at junction 12 while the road was cleared but reopened mid-afternoon along with the M602 which is down to one lane westbound at junction 1, for the Eccles Interchange.

A Highways Agency spokesman said there was no risk of the lorry falling on to the carriageway.

The vehicle had been removed from the carriageway by 23:15 GMT but the hard shoulder remains closed to allow barrier repair work to take place.

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