Part of the M60 was closed for seven hours yesterday, April 3, after a road sweeper overturned.

The vehicle overturned on the M60 between junction four at Kingsway and junction five at Princess Parkway at around 5.20pm.

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

The North West Ambulance Service has now confirmed to ambulances attended the scene but there were no injuries, and no one was taken to hospital.

A spokesperson for North West Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 5.21pm to reports of an overturned vehicle on the M60.

“A couple of ambulances attended the scene but there were no injuries, and no one taken to hospital.”

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National Highways first reported of the closure on X at 5.40pm.

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.

The emergency services helped drivers who were caught in the closed off section of motorway make their way out, but they continued to warn of long delays.

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

The section of motorway was closed until around 12.45am of this morning, Thursday, April 4.

Greater Manchester Police declined to comment.

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