Motorway closures after 'serious collision' near Wigan

An overturned vehicle caused a complete standstill after being involved in a serious collision on the motorway.

Sunday, 22nd April 2018, 3:45 pm
Updated Sunday, 22nd April 2018, 4:01 pm
The M58

All three lanes were closed on the M58 Eastbound towards Orrell, between J5 (A577) and the M6 J26 (Chain Bar), reported at 11:44 am by Highways England

Details of the incident are unclear, but the collision caused hours of delays while North West Motorway Police Group and emergency services dealt with the damage and cleared up the debris and an oil spill.

Several road users reported being stuck on the tarmac without moving for at least two hours.

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Traffic was carefully diverted back up the motorway in the opposite direction and all lanes were reopened shortly before 3pm.