FIVE MILES of queues on M6 heading towards Manchester after lorry crash

Drivers heading towards Manchester on the M6 faced long delays earlier this morning following a crash in the early hours. Three lanes of the motorway were closed northbound in Cheshire, between junctions 17 for Sandbach and 18 for Holmes Chapel and Middlewich. Cheshire Police says the crash involved two lorries at 4.40am and one person was taken to hospital for treatment.

A spokesperson for the force said: “At 4.40am on Friday, May 6, emergency services were called to reports of a collision on the M6 northbound between junctions 17 and 18. “The incident involves a white Mercedes HGV and a white Iveco HGV. Highways officers have been dealing with the incident and one person has been taken to Leighton Hospital with what are believed to be minor injuries.”

: Trams suspended on Metrolink Bury and Rochdale lines as emergency works take place National Highways first reported the crash shortly before 5.15am today (May 6). In a further tweet before 7.15am, a spokesperson for National Highways north west wrote: “Three lanes (of four) remain closed on the M6 northbound between J17 (Sandbach) and J18 (Middlewich) in Cheshire due to a collision.

“There is approx. five miles of congestion on approach, causing delays of 45 minutes above usual journey times.” Congestion is tailing back to before Sandbach services, between junctions 16 and 17, according to the Inrix traffic monitoring service.

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