A road sweeper vehicle overturned on the motorway this evening causing huge delays.

The vehicle turned over on the M60 between junction four at Kingsway and junction five at Princess Parkway at around 5.40pm on Wednesday March 3.

Emergency services were called, and the motorway was closed clockwise between the two junctions.

At around 8.20pm that evening, a National Highways North West statement said: “The M60 in Greater Manchester remains closed clockwise between J4, Kingsway and J5, Princess Parkway due to an overturned road sweeper.

The Bolton News: Huge delays were caused on the motorwayHuge delays were caused on the motorway (Image: National Highways North West)

“Recovery is ongoing and the vehicle is now back on its wheels.

“There are still long delays approaching the closure at J4.”

The Bolton News: Emergency services were called to the sceneEmergency services were called to the scene (Image: National Highways North West)

The emergency services were able to help drivers who were caught in the closed off section of motorway make their ways out but continued to warn of long delays later into the evening.

At one stage, delays reached lengths of up to 45 minutes.

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By around 8.20pm National Highways North West said that the overturned road sweeper had been turned back on its wheels again but continued to warn about long delays on the motorway.

 No injuries have been reported as yet in connection with the incident.

In the event of an emergency members of the public have been advised to always call 999.