A stretch of the M6 motorway is closed in Cheshire due to a lorry fire.
Inrix, the traffic data company reports the Northbound carriageway is closed and there is slow traffic due to the lorry fire between J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) and J19 A556 ( Knutsford ).
Emergency services are currently tackling the fire. Closure was put in place around 1:15pm.
Diversion – via the Hollow Triangle Symbol through Middlewich using the A54, A530 and A556.
A North West Motorway Police spokesman said: “We are currently dealing with an HGV fire between junctions 18 and 19, M6 northbound. We are implementing a full closure to bring traffic off at junction 18. Fire Brigade are at scene.”
Trapped traffic is being let past the scene in lane four.
We will bring you further information on this incident when it becomes available.