M60 rush hour queues as lorry overturns

Motorists faced long delays on the M60 around Greater Manchester after a lorry overturned.

Police were called to reports of the crash at junction 18 of the clockwise carriageway at 1515 BST.

The vehicle hit the central reservation and overturned, trapping the driver in the cab. The 47-year-old was taken to hospital later.

The clockwise carriageway was closed while debris was cleared, leading to tailbacks.

Part of the operation involved clearing a large amount of liquid food waste from the carriageway.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said the driver's injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Earlier, motorists travelling on the M60 faced delays of up to 90 minutes between junction 17 (Prestwich) and junction 18 (Simister island).

Investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing.

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