MOTORISTS in the north west faced another morning of misery on the M6 after a lorry lost its load causing tailbacks of more than two hours.

The incident, between junction 19 and junction 18, happened shortly before 5.30am this morning, Thursday.

A lorry, carrying concrete panels, lost its load with the panels crashing on to the motorway.

Two lanes were closed southbound - with queues going back to junction 20a at Lymm.

The concrete panels have now been cleared as of around 10am and all lanes are reopened. 

Traffic is still backed up to junction 20 and delays of 90 minutes are still expected if using the route. 

Highways England North West (@HighwaysNWEST) tweeted: "All concrete blocks have been removed + all lanes NOW OPEN #M6 S/B btwn J19 + J18, Long delays back to J20. Pls plan ahead."

Roads in the area, including the A50 through Knutsford and Holmes Chapel, and the A530 King Street between Northwich and Middlewich are busier than normal.

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