Manchester

'Long delays' after lorry crashed on M6 near Knutsford

lorry crash Image copyright North West Motorway Police
Image caption Cheshire Police advised motorists to avoid the area if possible

Commuters faced huge delays after a lorry crashed and became embedded in the central reservation of the M6.

The truck hit the barrier on the northbound carriageway between junction 18 for Holmes Chapel and junction 19 for Knutsford at about 07:25 BST.

With only one lane of the motorway open as a crane battled to remove the lorry, motorists suffered delays of more than three hours.

The M6 was reopened by 11:00, but delays continued into the afternoon.

Nobody was injured in the crash, Cheshire Police said.

Image copyright North West Motorway Police
Image caption The vehicle hit the barrier on the northbound carriageway