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National Highways says a “lengthy clean-up” is expected after a lorry shed its load
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A lorry struck a bridge on the M6 (Image: Crown Copyright)
A major stretch of the M6 has been closed after a lorry struck a bridge, spilling its load all over the carriageway.
National Highways revealed the southbound stretch between junction 17, Sandbach, and junction 16, Crewe, in Cheshire, had been stopped just before 5.30am. It said the lorry’s load was spilt all over the lanes.
Images from the scene showed a lorry nestled under the bridge. Queues were building up at the scene.
A National Highways spokesman said: “The M6 in Cheshire is closed in southbound between J17 (Sandbach) and J16 (Crewe) due to a collision involving a lorry which has struck a bridge support. Emergency services including the North West Motorway Police Group are in attendance.
Queues on the M6 (Image: Crown Copyright)
“National Highways Traffic Officers are also on scene providing assistance with traffic management. A lengthy clean-up and recovery progress will be ongoing throughout the morning.”
A diversion route is in place at the scene. It is marked out by a hollow circle symbol, says National Highways.
Exit the M6 at J17At the end of the slip road turn right on to the A534Follow the A534 towards CreweAt the Crewe Green Roundabout take the second exit on to the A5020 University WayFollow the A5020 on to David Whitby WayAt the Weston Gate Roundabout with the A500 take the first exitFollow the A500 Shavington Bypass eastbound on to Alsager Road and continue to the M6 J16At the roundabout take the fourth exit to re-join the M6 southbound
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