A FULL carriageway closure in still in place on the M6 after a serious crash this morning, Wednesday.

The accident happened shortly before 5am involving two cars. Paramedics were sent to the scene.

The northbound carriageway is closed between junction 21a for the Croft Interchange and junction 22 for Newton-le-Willows.

According to reports, traffic is heavy and stretches back to junction 21 for Woolston.

Clean-up work of debris and a fuel spillage and recovery work is currently underway.

Traffic can now join from the M62, however motorists seeking to access the M6 northbound are still being diverted.

This diversion is via Winwick using the M62 westbound and A49 link road, following the hollow diamond symbol.

Highways England and North West Motorway Police said: “Please allow extra time for your journey and thank you for your understanding and patience.”