Traffic is still queuing on the M62 Eastbound after a lorry carrying chickens crashed spilling the live birds across the carriageway. It happened at 4:15am this morning between J11 A574 (Birchwood) and J12 M60 / M602 (Eccles Interchange).
Emergency crews are working to clear the chickens and debris from the road. There are diversions in place, but drivers are facing long delays and have been advised to avoid the area.
M62 Eastbound closed, queueing traffic due to chickens on road, recovery work and accident, a lorry involved between J11 A574 (Birchwood) and J12 M60 / M602 (Eccles Interchange), congestion on M62 to J9 A49 (Winwick).
The lorry went into the crash barrier and shed its load of 6000 live chickens around 04:15. The road is expected to remain closed for most of the morning as a barrier and a lamppost have been damaged in the accident.