Anyone wondering why a section of the M6 was closed last night, this is the reason.

Just after midnight a wagon overturned close to junction 33 on the M6 southbound.

Thankfully there were no injuries but police closed the motorway for several hours so the HGV could be recovered.

A spokesperson for Lancs Road Police said: "Overturned wagon M6 J33, thankfully no serious injuries.

"M6 south from J34 will be shut for the next couple of hours whilst we get it back on its feet."

The motorway was re-opened just before 5am on Monday.