A van was left overturned after a crash on the M61 yesterday, Thursday.

The crash between a van and a lorry happened at junction four on the southbound entry slip road to the motorway at around 4pm.

The van was overturned following the incident

Traffic queues going back to Little Hulton on the A6 and even queues back to Royal Bolton Hospital.

On Thursday, a National Highways spokesperson said: "The M61 junction 4 southbound entry slip road was closed at 4pm today after an road traffic collision involving a van and a lorry.

"The van overturned in the incident and only minor injuries were reported.

"Emergency services and National Highways traffic officers attended the scene and the road remains closed for vehicle recovery and repairs to a damaged traffic signal post and a streetlight.

"Drivers are currently finding alternative routes to join the M61 southbound, vehicle recovery is imminent and repairs are now under way so not expecting a protracted closure."

A spokesman from Bolton Central Fire Station said that a fire engine from the station was at the scene, but there was nothing for the crew to do so they returned to the station.

Transport for Greater Manchester reported the incident as having cleared at just past 6pm.