HGV overturns on motorway

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A HEAVY Goods Vehicle overturned on the motorway causing a traffic build-up on the M58 near Orrell Post earlier today.

The HGV’s load of metal was left on the road on the junction connector between junction 26 of the M6 and the M58 but has now been cleared.

A Highways Agency report stated that damage to an overbridge occurred although the extent was not specified. One casualty received slight injuries.

A spokesperson said: “The connector road for traffic exiting the M6 south at junction 26 was closed just after 2:00pm but has now been reopened.”