Hour delays on M6 after serious collision closes northbound carriageway

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THERE are delays of more than 60 minutes on the M6 northbound following a serious collision this morning, Tuesday.

All lanes are closed between junction 17 for Sandbach and junction 18 for Middlewich.

All traffic is being instructed to leave at junction 17, causing delays of more than 60 minutes above the normal travel time and five miles of congestion almost back to junction 16.

Emergency services are en-route to the scene.

Drivers should extra time for their journey if travelling in and around the area and consider alternative routes where possible. 

Traffic is also slow on the southbound carriageway, with another collision reported between junction 18 and 17.

One lane is blocked and traffic is building up.