M61 lorry crash: Man arrested after motorway closed
- 7 April 2014
- From the section Manchester
A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a crash involving a lorry closed part of the M61 in Greater Manchester.
The lorry veered off the northbound carriageway near Junction 5 of the motorway and down an embankment at about 05:10 BST.
Greater Manchester Police said debris left on the road had damaged other cars but no-one had been injured.
The 43-year-old, who police said failed a breath test, remains in custody.
The northbound carriageway has been closed between Junction 5 and 6, with a diversion expected to be in place for several hours.
The third lane of the southbound carriageway has also been closed while the road is cleared and a police investigation takes place.