A collision between a car and a lorry on the M6 created a six-mile tailback adding over two hours to journey times on Wednesday afternoon.
A large HGV vehicle careered through a barrier and into the grass verge following the collision northbound between junctions 18 and 19.
The collision happened shortly after 2pm on Wednesday afternoon, December 1 with further congestion beyond junction 18 on the opposite side due to onlookers.
The crash occurred between J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) and J19 A556 (Knutsford).
North West Highways reported traffic queues of six miles with delays of up to two hours.
The northbound carriageway was completely closed.
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Traffic is currently stopped on the #M6 northbound between J18 #Middlewich and J19 #Knutsford #Northwich due to a collision in which a HGV has left the carriageway. There are 6 miles of congestion on approach causing 40 min delays above normal travel time. pic.twitter.com/WPCdHPoxpP
— National Highways: North-West (@HighwaysNWEST) December 1, 2021