Lorry spills grain in motorway crash
These photos from January show the aftermath of a crash involving a lorry.
The articulated vehicle spilled its load of animal feed on the M602 slip road above the M60. The lorry had collided with the barrier heading onto the M60 clockwise on January 31. Having rolled over, the vehicle was left hanging precariously over a bridge above the M60, spilling animal feed onto the carriageway below.
Three Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) crews were called after initial reports suggested the driver was trapped. When they arrived, the 33-year-old had freed himself anddeclined hospital treatment.
As the lorry was suspended above the M60, crews made thevehicle safe, first by isolating the battery to prevent a fire. They then used some of the spilled animal feed to soak up oil and diesel which had spilled onto the M602 slip road.
Having dangerously over the M60. GMFRS crews were able to use lines and cutters to stop it falling onto the carriageway below. Crews from Sale and Altrincham then worked with the Highways Agency and police, using spades and shovels to help clear the road.
Watch Manager Nigel Perkins said: “We had to make the vehicle safe so we used a bit of ingenuity and used the animal feed to soak up the diesel and oil so the police could get the carriageway open as soon as possible.“We then used a bit of elbow grease and a shovel to get shifting the animal feed!”