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Smithdown Road closed in both directions after accident


Police have closed off Smithdown Road in Liverpool in both direction after a road traffic accident.

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Update: Serious collision between five HGVs closes M6 and leaves miles of tailbacks

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The M6 has ground to a halt after a serious collision involving five HGVs near Sandbach in Cheshire.

Tailbacks are stretching for miles on The Northbound carriageway which is closed between junctions 16 and 17 following the incident at 11am this morning.

One driver is believed to be seriously injured and has been airlifted to hospital in Stoke.

Emergency services are on the scene and an investigation has begun. Cheshire Police have urged drivers to avoid the area with diversions in place.

Serious collision involving HGVs leaves heavy delays on M6

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An incident involving 5 HGVs on the M6 motorway has halted traffic and caused major tailbacks.

The collision happened just North of Sandbach Services on the Northbound side. That side of the motorway is now closed and fire and rescue teams are on the scene.

Motorists are being urged to avoid the area while emergency services deal with the incident.

Traffic Updates: lane closures after accidents on the M62 and M56

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One lane is closed and there's slow traffic due to an accident with three vehicles involved on the M62 Westbound at Junction 6 for the M57 / A5080 / A5300 Knowsley Expressway (Tarbock Island). Lane one (of three) is closed away from Warrington towards Liverpool.

There's also a lane closed due to an accident on the M56 Westbound between Junction 11 for the A56 (Preston Brook) and Junction 12 for the A557 (Runcorn). Lane three is closed heading away from Manchester towards Runcorn although traffic is said to be coping well.

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