Police warn motorists to avoid part of M61 after lorry tips on to its side

Drivers are being warned to avoid the M61 at Walton Summit this evening after a lorry tipped on to its side.

By Andy Williams
Sunday, 17th February 2019, 8:52 pm
Updated Sunday, 17th February 2019, 10:02 pm
Police are warning motorists to avoid the area
Police are warning motorists to avoid the area

Police have closed the exit and entry sliproads at junction 9 of the M61.

And they say the have also closed the off sliproad of junction 2 of the M65 and are sending traffic back on to the M65.

North West Motorway Police said: "RTC J9 M61 Lorry on its side. Entry and exit slips to and from Walton Summit at j9 M61 is blocked, try to avoid the area please.

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"Due to the RTC junction 2 off slip on M65 has been closed also - traffic will be sent back onto M65."

Just before 10pm, Highways England said fire engines had also been called to the scene.