The Telegraph

A lorry containing 7,000 chickens has crashed on the M62 allowing thousands of the birds to escape with some even hopping into the cars of motorists caught in the confusion

The M62 was closed after the lorry crashed on Wednesday morning with temporary barriers put up to stop the birds escaping.

Some of the chickens found their way into the cars of queuing motorists who had wound down their windows to enjoy the sun.

Nearly 7,000 birds in crates were cast across all four lanes on the eastbound carriageway near Eccles Interchange on the M62 near Manchester.

Emergency service crew are currently clearing the debris, and rounding up the remaining chickens

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