Overturned HGV causing disruption on M6

AN over-turned lorry is causing disruption for motorists on a motorway in Lancashire. Lancashire Road Police tweeted about the incident on the M6 this morning with dramatic photos of the closure of the southbound carriageway.

**M6 SOUTHBOUND CLOSED** between 32 & 31a due an overturned HGV trailer & plant machinery which had leaked over 200 litres of diesel across all the lanes for at least half a mile. Measures are being put in place to rescue the trapped traffic.

Please find another route. #T1Tacops pic.twitter.com/p4RWqMKFZX

— Lancs Road Police (@LancsRoadPolice) September 18, 2019

They also tweeted that recovery vehicles are at the scene and Highways England officials are ‘putting the measures in place to get the hard shoulder open for the trapped traffic only to come past the scene. They added: “Hopefully this should be within the next 15 mins so please remain in your vehicles and be ready to move.”

Trapped traffic is passing the scene. The motorway will remain closed until the diesel on the carriageway is assessed & dealt with.

The diversion route for the rest of you is a sign with a yellow backgrounds and solid black square. pic.twitter.com/sCoSv6Il4H

— Lancs Road Police (@LancsRoadPolice) September 18, 2019

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