Flock of sheep walk into incoming traffic on M66

Flock of sheep walking into incoming traffic on the M66

Flock of sheep walking into incoming traffic on the M66

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POLICE have received reports of a flock of sheep walking into incoming traffic on the M66 near Bury.

Three sheep made their way onto the slip road of the southbound carriageway at junction three, Pilsworth, at about 12.15pm.

A police spokesman said they have received several reports of the incident, and that there are not currently any officers on the scene.

The North West Motorway Police said the sheep were later herded off the motorway.

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10:41am Tue 12 Aug 14

ABreakFromTheNorm says...

Ewe would think the farmer would be lambasted for not controlling his flock.
Ewe would think the farmer would be lambasted for not controlling his flock. ABreakFromTheNorm
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1:14pm Wed 13 Aug 14

chopz says...

It doesnt surprise me at all..I drive past Pilsworth Road up to Heywood daily and theres regularly sheep in the road but its really bad if theyre getting on motorway and potentially critical accidents could happen.
It doesnt surprise me at all..I drive past Pilsworth Road up to Heywood daily and theres regularly sheep in the road but its really bad if theyre getting on motorway and potentially critical accidents could happen. chopz
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6:25pm Sat 16 Aug 14

wsw69 says...

Incoming??? It should be oncoming

WTF does this newspaper group dig up their 'journalists' from? I can tell it's a sister paper to the Bolton Snooze
Incoming??? It should be oncoming WTF does this newspaper group dig up their 'journalists' from? I can tell it's a sister paper to the Bolton Snooze wsw69
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