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

The northbound and southbound motorway 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.

National Highways described the incident as a “serious collision”.

In an update, Inrix 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).”

North West Motorways Police has confirmed an air ambulance is being sent following the Road Traffic Collision (RTC).

In a statement, the force 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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