An accident started with a huge queue M6 on the morning of Oct. 2. Slow traffic was concentrated between junction 18, Middlewich and Holmes Chapel, and junction 19.
Two lines had to be temporarily closed to allow operators and emergency services to provide support, triggering delays.
Following the accident, National Highways North-West initially tweeted about the M6 slowdown: “The #M6 northbound #J18 #HolmesChapel #Chester #Northwich #Middlewich to #J19 #Tabley #A556 #Northwich 2 lanes were closed because in a collision
“@CheshireRCU, @cheshirepolice, @NWmwaypolice are currently on the scene.
“Traffic Officers are already on their way to the area to help.”
Around 10.15am, they informed motorists about the ongoing situation.
The National Highway warns that drivers are facing four miles of congestion, resulting in delays lasting more than half an hour.
They said: “ #M6 north J18 #HolmesChapel – J19 #Tabley 2 lanes will remain closed due to a collision.
“Recovery operators are currently working on the scene.
“Four miles of congestion adds at least 34 minutes to normal travel times.
“Please allow additional travel time and pass the scene with caution.”
In the past 24 hours, the M6 has been plagued by crashes and delays.
The same stretch of the M6 experiencing delays due to the overturned car has also caused disturbances to motorists traveling south.
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This morning, National Highways notified motorists of the closure of a line, saying: “ # M6 southbound at # J18 #HolmesChapel #Chester #Northwich #Middlewich 1 lane was closed due to damaged vehicles.
“Traffic and Recovery Officers are already on their way to the area.”
Two hours later, around 11 a.m., the situation was resolved.
National Highway tweeted: “UPDATE: #M6 heading south to #J18 #HolmesChapel #Chester #Northwich #Middlewich: this vehicle has recovered and reopened all lines”.
On October 1, an accident involving a car and a truck triggered a major delay between junctions 15 and 16 on the M6 southernbound carriageway.
Cheshire Live reported delays of up to 80 minutes and 12 miles of slow traffic.
On the same day, a pothole opened in the motorway, forcing emergency operators to intervene.
As a result, Highways England will have to close an M6 line to the north between junction 22, Newton Le Willows and junction 23 at Haydock.