Cattle spotted on M58 in Wigan as crash causes traffic delays

Traffic came to a standstill on the M58
Traffic came to a standstill on the M58

Cattle on the motorway and an overturned vehicle brought traffic to a standstill on the M58.

There was a crash on the eastbound carriageway between junction five at Up Holland and six for the Orrell Interchange shortly before 9.40am on Thursday.

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A Land Rover with a trailer carrying cattle overturned and two lanes of the motorway had to be closed.

Highways England said it also shut the westbound carriageway while the animals were moved to a replacement trailer.

The motorway was cleared by 11.30am.