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Overturned lorry blocks Kirkby junction on to M58

An overturned lorry closed the Kirkby[1] junction slip road on to the M58. Heavy traffic[2] has been reported in the area, after the HGV overturned on to its side this morning at around 9.30am. Merseyside police[3] were called to the scene in Maghull[4] Lane, at Junction 1, Kirkby, over the M58 eastbound.

The road is currently blocked and drivers are unable to join the motorway.

Police close off Maghull Lane heading towards Kirkby.Police close off Maghull Lane heading towards Kirkby.

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Drivers have been advised to avoid the area. A spokesman for Merseyside police said: “It is a damage only road traffic collision. “The driver is safe and well and outside the vehicle.”

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The fire service were also called to the scene to deal with what police have called a “large amount of fuel that had spilled on the carriageway”.

No injuries were reported and no other vehicles were involved.


  1. ^ Kirkby (www.liverpoolecho.co.uk)
  2. ^ traffic (www.liverpoolecho.co.uk)
  3. ^ Merseyside police (www.liverpoolecho.co.uk)
  4. ^ Maghull (www.liverpoolecho.co.uk)

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