Woodhead Pass blocked after lorry sheds its load

Woodhead Pass is blocked tonight (Friday) after a lorry shed its load. Pictures from the scene show dozens of what appears to be large sheets of wood scattered across the road, pavement and a field on the outskirts of Glossop. Drivers are being advised to avoid the road – a major cross-Pennine route between Greater Manchester, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.

The clean-up operation is likely to take ‘some time’, police said. READ MORE: Driver dies after Audi crashed on M56 and burst into flames Derbyshire Police said: “Motorists are advised to avoid the A628 Woodhead Pass in Glossop after a lorry shed its load on the eastbound carriageway.

Traffic is currently backing up in the area as the road is blocked by debris.

“The clean up operation is likely to take some time.”

National Highways tweeted: “Traffic has been stopped in both directions on the #A628 between the #A57 and the #A6024 #WoodheadPass while emergency services deal with a collision.”

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