M58 full closure in both directions after lorry crashes through central reservation into oncoming traffic

A serious crash involving an overturned HGV has led to a full closure of the M58 this morning (August 21).

The M58 in Lancashire remains closed in both directions following the crash near junction 3 at Bickerstaffe Interchange. The westbound carriageway is closed between junction 3 and A59 at Switch Island. The eastbound carriageway is closed from A59 at Switch Island and junction 1.

READ MORE: M58 diversions in place as motorway is set to remain “closed for foreseeable future” The closure has been in force since around 2am, when a lorry is said to have crossed the central reservation from the westbound to the eastbound side of the carriageway and into oncoming traffic.

Recovery of the overturned lorry is now under way on the M58 near Bickerstaffe

Police said the lorry collided with a vehicle before overturning. The lorry remains on the carriageway, where it is blocking four lanes on both sides of the M58.

Police, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, Highways England and North West Ambulance Service attended the scene. Recovery crews are in the process of removing the overturned lorry from the carriageway, whilst maintenance crews are on site to repair damage to the central barrier.

M58 full closure in both directions after lorry crashes through central reservation into oncoming traffic

A lorry has crossed the central reservation and overturned after colliding with a number of vehicles on the M58 near Bickerstaffe at around 2am this morning (August 21). Credit: @Salford99

READ MORE: M61 motorists face three weeks of lane closures between Chorley and Bamber Bridge Traffic England said it expects the M58 to remain closed until around 11.45am.

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M58 full closure in both directions after lorry crashes through central reservation into oncoming traffic

The M58 remains closed in both directions this morning after a crash involving a HGV and a car near junction 3 and the M57

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