Crashed fish wagon shuts M62

A section of the M62 eastbound near Great Heck has been closed after an overturned lorry spilled 10 tonnes of fish on the carriageway.

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M62 to remain closed through the afternoon

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.

A sign diverting drivers on the M62
A sign diverting drivers on the M62 Credit: ITV Calendar

Diversion in operation around M62 near Goole

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.

Fish close M62: pictures

Overturned lorry on M62

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.

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Lorry driver injured in M62 fish spill

Fish on the M62

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.