Casualty believed to have serious injuries after HGV collides with bridge on M6

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POLICE have confirmed that one person is believed to have sustained serious injuries after a serious collision on the M6.

Shortly after 8am this morning, Tuesday, police were called to the northbound carriageway between junction 17 for Sandbach and junction 18 for Middlewich.

A HGV had collided with a bridge and the carriageway is currently closed.

The closure is expected to remain in place for several hours.

Local diversion are place but there are long delays and members of the public are advised to avoid the area if possible.