M6 closed following collision Date published: 8th September 2017 1.46pm

M6 Closure Update – 19:05pm

The southbound carriageway has now been reopened.

Emergency services remain in attendance at the scene and are working hard to deal with the incident.

Two people self-presented themselves to paramedics on the scene. They were checked over and drove themselves to hospital as a precaution. They are not believed to have sustained any injuries.

The M6 remains closed northbound and officers are working hard at the scene to free motorists trapped in the tailbacks.

In addition the A5033 remains closed in both directions from the A556 to the A50, Manchester Road, Knutsford.

There are still delays across the Cheshire road network and motorists are advised to find an alternative route if possible.

M6 Closure Update - 5.45pm

Emergency services remain in attendance at the scene of a collision on the M6 in Cheshire near to the Knutsford Service station.

The collision occurred shortly after 1.00pm today and involved a tanker and a lights goods vehicle.

The impact of the collision caused the tanker to rupture, which led to approximately 18,000 litres of fluid leaking onto the carriageway.

As a result the M6 remains closed in both directions and we are working hard at the scene to free motorists trapped in the tailbacks.

The carriageway is currently closed from junction 16, Crewe, northbound and Junction 20a, M56 Lymm Interchange, southbound, resulting in severe delays across the local network.

Clean up work is currently taking place at the scene and officers are hoping to reopen the southbound carriageway soon.

In addition the A5033 is also closed in both directions from the A556 to the A50, Manchester Road, Knutsford.

M6 Closure - 5.30pm Update from the Environment Agency

Peter Johnson, Area Base Controller, from the Environment Agency said: “Officers from the Environment Agency have been attending the scene to support Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and other partners.

“Throughout the afternoon the officers at the Environment Agency have been providing advice and guidance on the suitable measures required to prevent or reduce pollution to our environment.”

M6 Closure Update - 3.45pm

Emergency services remain in attendance at the scene and are working hard to deal with the incident.

Following enquiries it has now been established that approximately 18,000 litres of fluid has leaked onto the carriageway.

It has now been confirmed that there were two casualties as a result of the incident; they are not believed to have sustained serious injuries.

The M6 remains closed in both directions from junctions 18 to 19. The entry slip road onto the M6 is also closed at junction 17 (Sandbach) northbound. Officers are working hard at the scene to free motorists trapped in the tailbacks.

In addition the A5033 is also closed in both directions from the A556 to the A50, Manchester Road, Knutsford.

As a result of the collision there are severe delays across the Cheshire road network and motorists are advised to avoid all but essential travel.

M6 Closure Update - 1.45pm

There is currently a full road closure in place on the M6 in Cheshire following a collision.

The incident was reported shortly after 1:05pm today, Friday 8 September, when officers were called to reports of a collision on the M6 northbound between junction 18 and 19 northbound.

The incident is involves an LGV and a tanker. Emergency services are on the scene, and there are not believed to be any injures. The HGV is leaking, and nearby cars are being evacuated as a precautionary measure.

There is currently a full road closure in place in both directions between junctions 18, Middlewich, and J19, Knutsford. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and find an alternative route if possible.