This incident has now cleared.
A man has been taken to hospital and motorists are experiencing long delays after a two-vehicle collision on the M6.
Traffic was held and congestion was backed up more than nine miles due to the accident on the northbound carriageway at junction 16 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe).
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service sent three fire engines to the scene and paramedics from the West Midlands Ambulance Service were in attendance.
Originally lanes, two and three, of three, were closed.
A Staffordshire Police spokeswoman said: “We were called at 1.40pm this afternoon (19 October) to a report of a two vehicle collision on the M6 Northbound, J16 near Nantwich.
“Central Motorway Police Officers and colleagues from the ambulance service are in attendance.
“A man has been taken to hospital with a hand injury.”
All lanes have now reopened but long delays remain.
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