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M6 motorway re-opened following multi vehicle collision

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THE M6 motorway near Warrington has now re-opened after being shut following a multi-vehicle collision involving three lorries on Monday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to the collision on the M6 northbound between between junction 21 at Woolston and junction 21a at Croft involving three large vehicles.

Crews extricated a casualty, believed to be a male aged in his 60s from one of the HGVs and handed them over to paramedics.

Four fire engines attended – one from Lymm, one from Birchwood, one from Penketh and one from Winsford.

Delays of nearly an hour-and-a-half were reported with severe traffic congestion around Warrington.

The motorway was shut completely for a period, causing severe traffic congestion in the Warrington area, but fully re-opened shortly after 7.30pm although traffic remained heavy.

The southbound carriageway was also shut for a period to allow the air ambulance to land at the scene.

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