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Lorry crash brings delays to the M61 in Bolton

Part of the M61 northbound in Bolton is closed after a HGV crashed into an embankment leaving debris on the motorway, damaging other cars.

No one was injured in the incident at just after 5.10am.

The northbound carriageway has been closed and a diversion is in place from junction 5 onto Manchester Road, Chorley Road and back onto the motorway at junction 6.



Stationary traffic due to rolling road block and debris on carriageway of the M60 clockwise between Junction 23 A6410 / A635 Manchester Road at Ashton Under Lyne and Junction 24 M67 / A57 at Denton Island.


Travel - Delays expected on the M6 at Thelwall

Drivers are being warned they may meet delays along a section of the M6 today as emergency work is needed to repair a bridge joint at Thelwall Viaduct.

The Highways Agency says damage has been discovered to one of the viaduct bridge joints - which allow the bridge structure to expand and contract in changing temperatures - and needs immediate repair.

Two lanes of the southbound carriageway between junctions 21 and 20 are closed and access to the southbound carriageway from junction 21 has also closed.

The work is expected to last into the evening.

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