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A five-lorry crash on the M6 has left one particular person severely injured and precipitated 12 miles of tailbacks after three lanes of the busy motorway had been closed.

The smash occurred at about 4.30am right now close to Knutsford, on the northbound carriageway, between junctions 18 and 19 at Sproston Green and Tabley Hill, in Cheshire.

Three lanes of the motorway had been closed, with motorists urged to keep away from the realm as National Highways started work to recuperate the 5 lorries and clear up diesel gasoline and hydraulic and engine oil spilled throughout the lanes.

A spokesman for National Highways added: “The carriageway will also need to be inspected for damage and potentially repaired before it can be fully reopened. Lanes are likely to remain closed throughout the morning while this work takes place.”

No one was trapped within the incident, though police stated one particular person was taken to Royal Stoke Hospital with critical however not life-threatening accidents.

As of 10.30am, there have been queues of as much as 12 miles with delays of not less than three hours.

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