UPDATED:THE M6 southbound has now re-opened following a multi-vehicle crash shortly before 11am today (Thursday) which resulted in one person receiving serious injuries.
Emergency services attended at the scene of the collision on the M6 southbound between junction 19 Knutsford-18 Holmes Chapel, involving a lorry and two cars.
The incident, which involved a black Mazda 6, a silver Chevrolet Matiz and a Renault HGV, occurred on the southbound carriageway near to Knutsford Service Station.
As a result of the collision a full closure was put in place on the southbound carriageway. The road reopened at approximately 2.45pm.
One person is believed to have sustained serious injuries; he has been taken to Salford Royal Hospital.
Anyone with any information in relation to the incident, or dashcam footage of the area at the time of the incident is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 156122.
Information can also be submitted online at general enquiries.
To submit dashcam footage to police go online at dashcam footage. https://cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage/
The M6 southbound has now reopened following a serious collision.
Anyone who witnessed the collision, or anyone with any dashcam footage of the incident is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 156122.
— Cheshire Police (@cheshirepolice) August 16, 2018
Reference the collision on M6 southbound at Knutsford, recovery are removing vehicles from the scene. As soon as that is completed, the motorway at J19 will be re-open. Thank you to drivers for their patience. pic.twitter.com/wxMU1jWsuQ
— North West Motorway Police (@NWmwaypolice) August 16, 2018