The A500 is expected to remain closed for the ‘rest of the day’ following a three-vehicle crash earlier this afternoon.
One driver was taken to hospital and two others assessed at the scene following a crash between the M6 and Talke shortly before 12.30pm today (January 11).
The emergency services have remained at the scene throughout the day.
And Highways England has now confirmed the busy carriageway is expected to remain closed for the rest of the day.
A spokesman said: “There has been a multiple vehicle collision involving two lorries and a car. The carriageway was closed due to the seriousness of the collision and a substantial fuel spillage.
“Traffic officers are attempting to clear and treat this spillage however it is thought that substantial damage has been caused to the road surface.
“The road is likely to remain closed for the remainder of the day due to emergency carriageway resurfacing taking place.
“Road users are advised to continue southbound on the M6 towards J15 for Stoke-on-Trent. Road users are advised to expect disruption with extra journey time and to consider re-routing or delaying journeys.”
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called to a collision involving three lorries on the Eastbound A500 between the M6 and A34 at Talke.
“An ambulance, a paramedic office and the Midlands Air Ambulances from Cosford and Staffordshire were sent to the scene. On arrival, ambulance staff found one lorry with significant damage which had trapped the driver.
“Working with firefighter, the man was freed after about 90 minutes of work.
“Thankfully his injuries were not serious. After being assessed by the doctor from the Cosford aircraft he was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital by land ambulance.
“The two other lorry drivers were assessed and were uninjured.”