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Severe gridlock as M6 in Cheshire fully closed following two-vehicle smash

Tanker and LGV involved in collision which has shut the motorway in both directions

Collision on the M6 northbound betweens junctions 18 and 19(Image: Highways England)

Emergency services have shut the M6 near Knutsford following a crash involving a tanker and a flatbed truck shortly after 1pm this Friday afternoon (September 8).

Motorists near the scene of the collision between junctions 18 and 19 on the northbound carriageway have been evacuated from their vehicles as one of the HGVs is leaking.

A spokeswoman for Cheshire police said there are not believed to be any injuries and the evacuation of vehicles is a precautionary measure.

A full road closure is now in place in both directions.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and find alternative routes if possible.

Follow our live blog here: Live updates as crash and spillage shuts M6 in Cheshire

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