M6 closed after power cables came down on carriageway

A diversion is in place. Credit: Highways England

The M6 is closed in both directions after overhead power cables came down on the carriageway.

It's between J17 and J18 - with traffic queueing back towards Crewe.

Traffic officers are attending. People are being asked to exit the motorway at J18 Southbound, and J17 Northbound, following diversion signs.