Sheffield to Manchester A628 re-opens after lorry smash

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Drivers using the A628 between Sheffield and Manchester are being advised the route has now re-opened after being closed for much of the day due to an overturned lorry.

A lorry carrying soya milk overturned at Crowden near Torside Reservoir at around 10.30am today, forcing the closure of both the eastbound and westbound carriageway between the junction with the A57 at Tintwistle and the Flouch roundabout with the A616.

The Highways Agency advised drivers to avoid the area and seek an alternative trans-Pennine route while police dealt with the incident.

Following work to right and remove the tanker unit of the lorry, and clean-up a spill of soya grain from the carriageway, the route fully re-opened at 5.45pm today.

Highways Agency traffic officers at both the North West and North East regional control centres at Newton-le-Willows and Wakefield had set electronic signs across the local and regional motorway networks to advise drivers of the closure while staff at the National Traffic Operations Centre at Quinton near Birmingham set signs elsewhere to advise longer-distance drivers.

Drivers planning to use the A628 were advised to check latest conditions before setting out on journeys.