M6 closed after crash and tanker spill


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M6 closed after crash and tanker spill

Part of the M6 in Cheshire is closed following two collisions this afternoon.

The first involves two vehicles and a fuel tanker which has resulted in a fuel leakage across the carriageway.

Emergency services are currently at the scene of the M6 southbound near

One lane is closed on the carriageway due to the accident from junction 17 (Sandbach/Crewe) to junction 16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent/ Crewe).

According to traffic monitoring website, Inrix, lane one of four is closed.

North West Motorway Police have said firefighters from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service are currently at the scene.

In a tweet they said: "Okay let's get you updated.

"M6 RTC 2 veh and Fuel Tanker J17 to J16 SB.

"Crewe fire are now on scene.

"The tanker is leaking fuel over all the lanes. We are going to implement a FULL closure at J18, this is for your own safety for the time being."

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