Thousands of drivers have faced long delays on the motorway near Selby for most of the day. Part of the M62 was closed by a crash in the early hours. A lorry packed with crates of wet fish overturned leaving its load strewn across the carriageway. James Webster reports.
Humberside Police say the eastbound M62 at Great Heck near Selby will remain closed through the rush hour. They are still working to clear the carriageway after a lorry carrying wet fish overturned early this morning.
Humberside Police say the nature of the overturned lorry's cargo in today's crash on the M62 has made the clean-up operation more difficult. A specialist recovery team was called in to remove the crates of wet fish which PC Marcus Daly explains had broken up and scattered across the carriageway.
Police say they expect the M62 near Goole to remain closed for some time yet after a lorry overturned, spilling its load of fish onto the carriageway. Recovery work is still taking place and they say it is too early to know if the road will reopen in time for the afternoon rush hour.
Diversion routes have been set up for traffic trying to travel east between junctions 34 and 35 of the M62 which has been closed by the crashed fish wagon.
- Traffic below 15ft 9" is advised to leave the M62 at J34 and follow the square symbol via the A19, A645, A1041, A614 to rejoin the M62 at J36.
- Traffic over 15ft 9" is advised to leave the M62 at J34 and follow the triangle symbol via the A19, A63, A1041, A645, A614 to rejoin the M62 at J36.
The motorway is expected to remain closed well into the afternoon.
The 44-tonne lorry was carrying a load of around 10 tonnes of frozen fish, much of which spilled onto the road.
The lorry itself is blocking the whole road and some of the frozen salmon 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 for some time.
A section of the M62 eastbound has closed after an overturned lorry spilled 10 tonnes of fish on the carriageway.
Humberside Police were called just before 3am to reports of a lorry having overturned between junctions 34 and 35.
The 47-year-old male driver of the lorry suffered head injuries which are not thought to be life threatening. An ambulance treated him at the scene.