LIVE: Section of M6 shut after vegetables strewn across motorway following lorry smash

A stretch of the M6 southbound is closed this morning (Saturday) after a lorry smashed into a bridge, spilling its load of vegetables.

National Highways said a lengthy clear-up and recovery operation is ongoing.

In a tweet at 5.28am, National Highways North-West wrote: “Traffic has been STOPPED on the M6 southbound in Cheshire between J17 (Sandbach) and J16 (Crewe) due to a lorry which has struck a bridge support and spilt its load across all lanes of the carriageway.”

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In an update at 9.11am National Highways North-West said the M6 remains closed with delays of 20 minutes on approach.

The traffic monitoring tool, Inrix says: "M6 Southbound closed due to bridge struck by vehicle and shed load of vegetables between J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe) and J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe)."

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