UPDATED: THE M56 near Warrington re-opened this morning following yesterday’s incident involving an overturned lorry which caused lengthy delays.
The carriageway had to be resurfaced following a spillage of fuel after the vehicle overturned on the eastbound carriageway between junction 10 for Warrington and the A49 for Northwich
Police, who said there were thankfully no serious injuries, urged motorists to find alternative routes and allow extra time for their journey with traffic diverting through Warrington causing local congestion.
Four fire engines attended – one from Warrington, one from Birchwood, one from Lymm and one from Runcorn
Emergency services including ambulance and police also attended to the scene.
Crews used sawdust the HGV load was carrying and sand to soak up fuel that leaked onto the road.
The driver was handed into the care of paramedics with cuts and grazes.
Crews stood by with a hose reel as a precaution while vehicle recovery took place.
— National Highways: North-West (@HighwaysNWEST) October 14, 2021
A very busy day continues – M56 East Bound through Jnc 10 is closed due to an overturned LGV – No injuries reported thankfully @HighwaysNWEST will be closing Jnc 11 Eastbound and traffic is to follow the signed diversion route pic.twitter.com/x6ITRwy8s1
— North West Motorway Police (@NWmwaypolice) October 13, 2021
The #M56 eastbound at #J10 (#Warrington #Northwich #A49) is closed within the junction. All traffic is being brought off via the exit slip, to then re-join via the entry slip road due to an overturned vehicle. Traffic Officers @NWmwaypolice are currently at the scene. pic.twitter.com/v31l58lkqS
— National Highways: North-West (@HighwaysNWEST) October 13, 2021