Highways England Update
A spokesman for Highways England said: “The M6 in Cheshire is closed between J18 and J16 south and between J16 and J17 north because of two separate incidents on the south lane, one of which is a tanker with diesel on both sides The second incident involved a heavy duty vehicle, car, and delivery van that had a serious collision.
“The North West Motorway Police Group, Emergency Services, Air Ambulance and Highways England Traffic Officers are currently on site.
Roads heading north are advised to follow the Solid Triangle detour signs. Take exit J16 and take the first exit at the A500 roundabout and follow the A500 (going west). At the roundabout, take the A500 / A5020 take the third exit and follow the A5020 (northbound)) At the A5020 / A534 roundabout, take the third exit and follow the A534 (eastbound) At the A534 / M6 J17 roundabout, take the M6 northbound again.
“Southbound road users should follow the Solid Square diversion signs. Exit the M6 at J18. At the roundabout, take the first exit and follow the A54 (eastbound, Middlewitch Road). Turn right at the A54 junction / A50 turn right onto the A50 (heading south, Newcastle Road). At the A50 / A534 junction, turn right onto the A534 (heading west, Congleton Road). Normally return to the A534 / M6 J17, which is closed however up to J16.
At this point, road users should follow the Hollow Circle diversion signs from J17 and turn right onto the A534 (westbound). At the A534 / A5020 roundabout, take the second exit and follow the A5020 (southbound). At the A5020 / A500 roundabout Take the first exit and follow the A500 (eastbound), take the fourth exit at the A600 / M6 roundabout and rejoin the M6 at J16.
“Road users are advised to anticipate delays and allow extra time to travel. For more information, please visit our website at www.trafficengland.com, our travel apps and our Twitter feed: @HighwaysNWEST or call our customer contact center at 03001235000. “