M61 closed overnight as lorry overturns and spills load

A SECTION of the M61 was closed off overnight after a lorry overturned on the carriageway.  Fire and rescue crews, paramedics and the police were scrambled to the northbound entry slip road at junction six near Chorley yesterday evening following reports of an accident.  Upon arrival, they discovered an HGV had overturned, spilling its contents out on to the road. 

The driver of the lorry escaped from the cab and was unharmed in the incident, however the slip road was closed all night as a recovery and clean-up operation took place. 

The road re-opened early this morning.