main carriageway from j18 still closed - also the slip j18 traffic can get back on the m6 at j17
The M6 Southbound in Cheshire is closed because of an oil spillage caused by an overturned lorry.
The carriageway is closed betweeen J18 (A54 Middlewich/Holmes Chapel) and J17 (A534 Sandbach/Crewe)
Work to recover the overturned lorry is underway.
Traffic is advised to follow the Solid Square diversion - leaving then M6 at J18 and then take the A54, A50, A534 to re-join the M6 at J17.
Police are asking people to be patient when trying to contact them as they are receiving a high number of calls.
The M62 eastbound sliproad at Milnrow is closed between J21 and J22 because of snow.
Snow is also affecting Snake Pass between Hurst Road (Glossop) and A6013 (Ladybower Reservoir).
The 'Wirral Loop Line Track Renewal' programme starts in the new year which will mean no cross-river rail services between the Wirral and Liverpool for six weeks.
Merseytravel are encouraging rail commuters to stick with public transport in order to ease congestion on the roads. However, increased traffic is expected especially through the tunnels.
The work will begin on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
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- Road users can also call the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000 to keep up to date with road conditions.
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Mary Kate Heys, who's 20, accepted a lift from a 22 year old man in the state of Queensland, on Australia's east coast.
But when the driver started acting strangely she feared for her life.
Miri secretly managed to text her dad back home in the UK, who alerted the police in Australia.
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Replacement buses in place on Merseyrail services due to electrical supply problems around the Wirral Loop Line between Hamilton Square and Liverpool James Street.
Buses are running between:
- Birkenhead Central and Liverpool Central
- Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central
- M60 blocked anticlockwise between junction 21 at Hollinwood and Junction 20 at Higher Blackley due to a police incident on a bridge over the carriageway.
- M60 blocked clockwise between junction 19 at Heaton Park and junction 20 at Higher Blackley .
- A664 Manchester New Road both ways closed due to police incident between Mossway and A6104 Victoria Avenue.
Rail services in Lancashire and Cumbria are disrupted due to engineering works not being finished in time.
- All lines are blocked between Preston and Oxenholme Lake District
- Coaches have been requested to replace services at Lancaster, Preston, Oxenholme Lake District, Penrith & Carlisle
- Tickets for services between Preston and Oxenholme Lake District are being accepted on Virgin Trains East Coast, Scot Rail and Cross Country, via any reasonable route
- Replacement bus services in place between Kendal, Windermere and Oxenholme
A campaign to reinstate a Lancashire village's bus route is being taken to the county council. The authority had said it couldn't afford to replace the service in Sabden. It's hoped local people can now work with the council to find a solution.
More flooding is expected across the region today following torrential downpours.
Flash floods are affecting the following roads in the North West:
- Parts of the A530 Middlewhich road in Cheshire is closed
- A5102 Bramhall Lane in Greater Manchester is closed
Flood alerts remain in place in Cheshire and Greater Manchester. United Utilities says it is trying to help everyone affected.
You can sign up for flood warnings on the Environment Agency's website and find the latest information on its Twitter account, @EnvAgencyNW. Alternatively, you can call the Flood Line on 0345 988 1188.
Replacement buses are running in place of Northern Rail services between Buxton and Hazel Grove in Stockport after a landslip at Middlewood station.
The line is not expected to reopen until Wednesday morning at the earliest.
The firm says it is working with Network Rail to return services to normal as soon as possible.
Mancunian Way is completely closed for two days before it fully reopens following repairs to a sinkhole that opened up last summer.