LIVE M6 traffic as five lorry crash sparks rush hour misery

There is heavy disruption on the M6 this morning (June 4) following a crash involving five lorries. Emergency services are on the scene close to Knutsford, in Cheshire, after being scrambled shortly after 4.30am. The crash involved three lanes of the motorway heading northbound towards Lancashire.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Emergency services are at the scene of a road traffic collision involving five heavy goods vehicles on lanes 1-3 of the Northbound carriageway of the M6 between J18 and J19. Nobody is trapped however there are lane closures in place and disruption is expected in the area." An update from National Highways before 6am said: "3 lanes (of 4) lanes remain closed on the M6 north between J18 Sproston Green and J19 Tabley hill in Cheshire. "Cheshire Police Roads and Crime Unit are leading at scene.

National Highways contractors are dealing with a number of spillages. There are 20 minutes delays and 4 miles of congestion. "Recovery is on route for multiple vehicles and National Highways contractors are conducting a clean up operation.

There are 30 minute delays on approach."

This is a live incident, updates will follow below