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M6 reopened after serious collision involving four lorries


THE Northbound carriageway of the M6 has now fully reopened following a serious road traffic collision involving four lorries earlier today.

The collision took place at 12.34 between junction 18 and 19 near Knutsford and resulted in all three lanes of the northbound carriageway being closed for several hours.

The southbound carriageway was also closed for a time while the air ambulance attended at the scene.

Fire engines from Congleton, Sandbach and Lymm attended at the scene along with one Major Rescue Unit from Winsford and ne rapid response unit from Holmes Chapel.

One casualty was trapped and firefighters worked to free him.

The collision involved four vehicles one of which was a tanker carrying 27 tonnes of flour that has not been affected by the collision. It is believed none of the vehicles were carrying hazardous substances.

One male casualty was released and treated by on scene doctors and paramedics and was later airlifted to Aintree Hospital.


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