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TRAVEL: M6 southbound in Cheshire closed due to oil spill and overturned lorry

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.