Police and firefighters scrambled to M6 through Cheshire as five trucks crash

Police and firefighters have been called out to a smash involving five trucks on the M6. And commuters are being warned of rush-hour delays this morning with huge delays growing following the collision between Junctions 18 and 19. As reported by CheshireLive[1] National Highways has brought in contractors to clear up the spillages from the northbound smash with recovery wagons brought in to haul off the lorries.

But heading towards rush-hour there are around six miles of queues as three lanes have been closed off. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, North West Motorway Police and Cheshire Police's roads and crime unit have all been called to the smash. The fire service had issued an update to motorists at 4.40am to confirm there had been a smash involving five lorries.

In a post on X the service wrote: "Emergency services are at the scene of a road traffic collision involving five heavy goods vehicles on lanes one to three of the northbound carriageway of the M6 between Junction 18 and Junction 19. "Nobody is trapped however there are lane closures in place and disruption is expected in the area." Meanwhile motorway officers have warned the issued 'will cause significant delays'.

In its latest update, National Highways has confirmed the three lanes will stay shut heading into rush-hour with six miles of congestion. Live maps are showing queues going back to Junction 17 with a travel time of 45 minutes above normal. Follow our dedicated live blog here for further updates[2]

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  1. ^ As reported by CheshireLive (www.cheshire-live.co.uk)
  2. ^ Follow our dedicated live blog here for further updates (www.cheshire-live.co.uk)
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