TWO lanes of the M6 have reopened between junction 19 for Knutsford and 20 for Lymm, after a lorry jackknifed and hit the central reservation this morning.

The motorway had been closed in both directions while emergency services dealt with the incident and the resultant fuel spillage, but one lane reopened in both directions at 2.25pm.

A second lane has also been opened in both directions at 3.50pm.

A spokesman at Cheshire Police said: "A second lane on the M6 southbound has been reopened.

"Traffic is beginning to build on the M6 and we would urge people to find alternative routes."

The lorry was travelling southbound when the incident occured at 11.58am between the two junctions.

A quantity of fuel had spilt onto the road, but there have been no reports of injuries.