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M6 Southbound closed after lorry crash

Police are asking motorists to avoid the area as there are long delays already. Credit: Highways England

Traffic is being held on the M6 Southbound after two lorries crashed near Crewe.

It happened just before J16, and please say is causing tailbacks all the way back to J17 for Sandbach.

Traffic officers are now on scene and organising recovery for the lorries involved.

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M62 Eastbound closed near Rochdale

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There are delays on the M62 Eastbound this morning after overrunning roadworks has kept the motorway closed.

It's affecting the stretch between Simister Island and Rochdale, with congestion stretching on the M61 to J2, and on M60 to J14.

Highways England say there are problems laying the tarmac.

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Snow: list of road closures

Police are warning drivers to take extra care on the region's roads after more snow fell overnight, leading to a number of accidents.

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A number of roads are closed:

  • A537 Cat and Fiddle route closed due to snow between Bull-Hill-Lane (Macclesfield) and A54 (Buxton)
  • A54 closed due to snow between the Rose and Crown (Allgreave) and A537 Cat and Fiddle Route
  • A57 Snake Pass closed due to snow between Hurst Road (Glossop) and A6013 (Ladybower Reservoir)
  • A6068 Barrowford Road closed due to snow and accident, five vehicles involved between M65 J13 (Nelson) and A671 Whalley Road (Padiham)

Police warn motorists after accidents in bad weather

Police are asking road users to take extra care and allow more time for journeys after bad weather contributed to a series of accidents on the motorways.

The air ambulance was called to help a motorist injured on the M58, there were also collisions on the M6, M61, M62 and M66.

The Met Office has issued warnings for snow and ice across large areas of the country, though milder temperatures could return midweek.

It's going to be a very cold day, wherever you are, with temperatures feeling sub-zero in many places.

Many of us will see at least a few snow showers. You'll need to wrap up warm and make sure you take a bit of extra time, especially in the north west where there will be icy patches forming.

– Met Office forecaster Craig Snell
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