Updated: Tuesday, 21st August 2018 @ 1:08pm

Multi-vehicle smash near Lymm closes M6 after air ambulance dispatched

Multi-vehicle smash near Lymm closes M6 after air ambulance dispatched

| By Liam Geraghty

A serious accident involving multiple vehicles closed the M6 in both directions this morning after an air ambulance was dispatched to the scene.

The crash, which could have involved up to ten vehicles according to reports, happened between junction 20 at Lymm interchange and 19 at Knutsford happened around 10.30 this morning.

A North West Motorway Police spokesman confirmed that the motorway was closed and that all emergency services were making their way to the scene, including the air ambulance and fire crews.

It is not believed anyone has suffered life-threatening injuries at this stage and the carriageway is estimated to reopen at 1pm.

The southbound carriageway remains closed while emergency services clear the accident as well as one lane of the northbound.

There were also reports of long tail-backs from drivers trapped in queues, with the accident causing delays of up to 30 minutes.

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