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Update: 18,000 litres of chemical waste leaks on M6

Approximately 18,000 litres has leaked from the tanker involved in this afternoon's M6 crash and one casualty is in the hands of paramedics, according to Cheshire Fire Service. The Environment Agency and Highways Agency are also in attendance.

Nearby cars are being evacuated as a precaution and police are in attendance.

The incident involves a light goods vehicle and a heavy goods vehicle and firefighters are wearing gas tight suits to contain the run off of liquid.