Update on M62 overturned fish lorry - road remains closed

TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic  alert.
TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic alert.

THE M62 eastbound remains closed after a lorry overturned at 2.45am this morning between junctions 34 and 35.

The 47-year-old male driver of the lorry had sustained head injuries which are not thought to be life threatening and an ambulance has attended to assist with the casualty.

The 44-tonne lorry was carrying a load of approximately 10 tonnes of frozen fish, some of which has spilled onto the road.

The lorry itself is blocking the whole road and some of the frozen fish from the load has also spread over onto the opposite carriageway.

A full closure is currently in place at junction 34 eastbound of the M62 with diversions via the A19 and A645 or the A19, A63 and A1041 for high vehicles.

The closure is expected to remain in place until at least tea time to enable recovery of the lorry and the load.