Firm up against clock to resurface M6 after crash

A company which resurfaced a large section of a motorway after a crash said it called in lorries from all over a county to complete the job in half the usual time.

The northbound carriageway on the M6, in Cumbria, was closed for 12 hours after a lorry crash spread mud and fuel across the road on 12 April, causing heavy traffic delays.

Dinsdale Contracts Ltd, from Appleby, said diesel and other fluids had contaminated such a big area of the road near Penrith that it had to replace the surface on all four lanes.

The family business said it worked overnight to resurface the area, which was about three-quarters of the size of a football pitch.