A WOMAN is recovering in hospital after a car crash on the M61 near Bolton.

The car overturned vehicle on the southbound carriageway of the motorway near junction three about 8.20pm on Thursday night.

Traffic ground to a halt while firefighters cut off the roof of the Chevrolet, which had tipped onto its side.

The 50-year-old driver was taken to Royal Bolton Hospital "as a precaution".

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