Truck blocks motorway slip road

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The northbound slip road joining Junction 31 of the M6 has been reopened after a truck crashed on its side.

The truck had blocked the access road near the Tickled Trout at Preston following an incident on the roundabout on the A59 at around 6am.

When the vehicle overturned a small amount of fuel was spilt onto the road.

Firefighters and an ambulance attended the scene. The driver was said to have minor injuries.

The Highways Agency closed the entry slip road at around 7.10am, which led to traffic tailbacks in the area.

Recovery teams moved the vehicle onto the hard shoulder and had reopened the slip road by 8am.