Overturned HGV leads to closure of major route between Sheffield and Manchester

Woodhead Pass is not expected to fully reopen until around midday on Sunday, December 4

Woodhead Pass is not expected to fully reopen until around midday on Sunday, December 4

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An HGV overturned on the A628 Woodhead Pass, leading to the closure of the major route between Sheffield and Manchester.

The road was closed in both directions between the Flouch and Mottram while the vehicle was removed on Sunday morning.

The Highways Agency initially said the road was not expected to reopen fully between until around 12pm, but the lorry was cleared sooner than expected and the road reopened at around 10.30am.

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