Flat-pack furniture lines side of motorway after overturned lorry shed load (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Flat-pack furniture lines side of motorway after overturned lorry shed load
3:45pm Tuesday 19th March 2013 in News
THE motorway close to Kendal was left strewn with flat-pack furniture after a lorry overturned and shed its load.
A Volvo HGV, carrying items for B&Q, toppled onto the hard shoulder of the M6 last night, close to the the Burton-in-Kendal services near junction 36.
It is is thought the incident took place at 11.50pm.
Police and Highways Agency officers attended the scene, closing two lanes of the motorway until this morning.
Items the lorry had been carrying had to be removed to the side of the motorway before it could be ‘righted’ and recovered - and dozens of items were still piled up well into the following afternoon.
The lorry was upright by around 9.50am.
The driver, a 34-year-old male from Glasgow, was not thought to have been injured in the incident.
No other vehicles were involved. It is not yet known what caused the lorry to overturn.