TRAFFIC officers rescued 16 ducklings which were waddling around the M6.

Teams from the National Highways North West were alerted on Easter Sunday morning.

An exact location was not given, but officers said the ducks were found near Wigan.

They were taken to safety by the officers and moved to a wildlife sanctuary.

A statement from National Highways read: “A happy story this morning.

"Our Traffic Officers have rescued 16 ducklings who were waddling around the #M6 near #Wigan. 

“They have been safely taken to a wildlife sanctuary where they can eggsplain how they ended up on the M6.

Have a lovely Sunday all.”