M6 traffic hell as lanes closed in both directions– air ambulance lands at ‘serious’ crash

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The M6 northbound and southbound has been shut between J16 and J17. The incident took place around 10am and involved a car and two lorries, according to traffic agency Inrix.

In an update, it said: “All traffic being temporarily held and stationary traffic due to accident, a car and two lorries involved on M6 in both directions between J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe) and J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe).”

In a statement, North West Motorways Police said: “We are currently dealing with an RTC Northbound M6 junction 16 to 17.

“Avoid the area we are closing the southbound also for Helimed to land.”

This is a developing news story, more to follow. 

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