THERE are tailbacks from junction 18 of the M6 southbound this afternoon, following a crash between a lorry and a car.

The crash, reported shortly after noon, involved a lorry and an Audi A3 and left the lorry 'blocking the road' within the smart motorway roadworks.

No injuries are reported, and police and Highways England officers are currently at the scene near the Middlewich and Holmes Chapel junction.

Two lanes are open as of 12.15pm, although Highways England advise that delays of around an hour remain.