Updated: Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the M6 near Knutsford
Update: The M6 is back open in both directions.
Update: Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the M6 near Knutsford today (8 July) in which a driver sadly died at the scene.
Three other people received what are believed to be minor injuries.
The collision, which involved three HGVs, was on the southbound carriageway between junction 20, Lymm Interchange and junction 19, Knutsford shortly before 12.40pm.
Both carriageways were shut to assist emergency services. The northbound carriageway reopened a short time later but the southbound remains closed while emergency services work at the scene and an investigation into the collision continues.
Anyone with any information or video footage in relation to the collision is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101 or visit www.cheshire.police.uk/tua quoting IML 1032250.
Update: Northbound side has re opened:
NB carriageway is now open again and flowing. Delays will take a short time to ease. pic.twitter.com/2Fm2orCxxv
— North West Motorway Police (@NWmwaypolice) July 8, 2021
Earlier report: The M6 is closed in both directions between Junction 20 (M56) and Junction 19 (Manchester) due to a serious collision.
Three HGV’s are reported to have been involved in the collision on the southbound carrigaway at around 12.40pm.
Drivers have been told to avoid the area, traffic is being diverted onto the M56.
Cheshire Police have said: “The M6 is currently closed in both direction following a serious collision near Knutsford.”
“The incident, which involves three HGVs, was reported at around 12.40pm today, Thursday 8 July.”
“The collision is on the southbound carriageway and as result of the incident the road is currently closed in both directions between junctions 19, Knutsford, and 20, Lymm Interchange.”
“Local diversions are in place but motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.”
Six fire engines are in attendance Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has said.
“Firefighters are in attendance following reports of a collision on the M6 between junction 20 and junction 19.”
“On arrival the crews found that the collision involved three HGVs.” A spokesperson said.
A traffic report for the area states: “M6 both ways closed, stationary traffic due to serious accident, three lorries involved between J20 M56 (Lymm Interchange) and J19 A556 (Knutsford).”
“Congestion to J21 (Woolston) heading Southbound.”
“One of the lorries has overturned on the Southbound side just before 13:00.”
“Diversion: Via Bowdon using the M56 and A556. Southbound traffic to follow the Hollow Triangle and Northbound to follow the Solid Square.”
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