Sheep killed in crash on M6 near Carlisle
Last updated at 09:29, Friday, 16 November 2012
A number of sheep were killed and others left running across the M6 following a crash.
The only vehicle believed to have been involved in the incident was a Land Rover pulling a trailer containing 20 sheep.
It overturned at the bottom of the exit slip from Southwaite Services, near Carlisle, onto the northbound carriageway of the motorway at about 12.15pm yesterday.
A lorry initially parked diagonally across the carriageway to prevent other motorists causing further disruption.
Cumbria Police said a number of farmers stopped to help round-up the sheep, which are understood to have been corralled into a field.
A number of the animals were killed in the accident.
Initially two lanes of the M6 were closed, but the road was reopened by about 12.45pm. “The incident caused substantial tailbacks,” a police spokeswoman said.
First published at 09:18, Friday, 16 November 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk
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