LONG delays are being reported on the M6 this morning, Tuesday, after an oil spill.

One lane was closed until 8.05am after three vehicles were involved in an accident on the northbound carriageway near Woolston.

Queues are stretching back to Knutsford with delays of around 45 minutes reported.

One vehicle was on the hard shoulder while the other two were stuck in the fourth lane awaiting recovery. The accident and oil spill were cleared at 7.55am but traffic is still very slow.

Police say no injuries have been reported.