Posted: Sat 5th Aug 2017

M6 Cheshire returning to normal following serious collision

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Aug 5th, 2017

UPDATE:

Delays have cleared and traffic easing following the earlier accident on M6 Northbound between J19 A556 (Knutsford) and J20 M56 (Lymm Interchange). ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Previous Report:

There are long delays of the M6 in both directions between J19 A556 (Knutsford) and J20 M56 (Lymm Interchange) due to a serious accident involving a van and a car. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The collsion happened on the northbound carriageway which was closed at around 8.15 this morning, the southbound carriageway was also closed to allow an air ambulance to land. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The southbound carriageway has now reopened and traffic is starting moving again although it’ll take time for delays to clear. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The northbound side remains closed. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Air Ambulance leaving the scene at 9.59am ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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In a statement Cheshire Police have said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Officers are dealing with a two vehicle collision which occurred on the Northbound carriageway at Lymme. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The collision involved a car and a flatbed lorry which were both travelling in the same direction. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The driver of the car has been airlifted to hospital. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Southbound carriageway was closed to facilitate the helicopter and is now open. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Officers remain working at the scene to establish the cause of the collision. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Northbound carriageway will remain closed until at least 6pm to facilitate this work. \ ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Traffic is being diverted from junction 19 at Tabley Westwards along the A556 where it re-joins the motorway at junction 20.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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