Long queues on M6 after lorry and van smash – latest updates

Accident 'was in lane four'

We now have an update from traffic monitoring service Inrix on this incident. At 5:26pm, it posted: "Long delays, one lane closed and queueing traffic for six miles due to recovery work and accident, three cars involved on M6 Northbound from J17 A534 Old Mill Road ( Sandbach / Crewe) to J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel).

"Congestion to almost back to J16 A500 (Stoke). Travel time is 30 minutes. Lane one (of four) remains closed, the accident was in lane four before police re-positioned the vehicles."