THE M6 is closed southbound near Middlewich due to an overturned lorry.

The carriageway is closed between junction 18 for Middlewich and junction 16 for Stoke-on-Trent due to a collision which has resulted in a lorry overturning.

The northbound carriageway is also closed from junction 16 while emergency services deal with the incident.

North West Motorway Police Group lead the response to the ongoing incident and have closed the carriageway to allow them to work at scene.

National Highways tweeted:


National Highways have resources in attendance to assist with traffic management.

The diversion is as follows for the solid square symbol:

  • Exit at junction 18 and at the roundabout take the first exit on to the A54 eastbound to Holmes Chapel.
  • At the junction with the A50 turn right. Follow the A50 southbound to Arclid.
  • At the junction with the A534 turn right.
  • Follow the A534 across J17 of the M6 (do not attempt to re-join the M6).

The diversion is as follows for the hollow circle symbol:

  • Continue on the A534 westbound through Sandbach and onwards to Crewe.
  • At the Crewe Green Roundabout take the second exit on to the A5020.
  • Follow the A5020 around Crewe and continue south.
  • At the roundabout with the A500 take the first exit.
  • Head east on the A500 to J16 of the M6.
  • Take the fourth exit to re-join the M6 southbound.

Delays are likely on approach to the closure and diversion routes.