A CRASH involving a number of vehicles has caused closures on the M6 this evening.

Three cars were involved in the incident on the northbound carriageway between junction 21 at Woolston and junction 21a at Croft.

One lane of the motorway was shut leading up to rush hour, causing slow traffic in the area.

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Lane closures were lifted at around 5pm, but delays continue.

A lane is also closed on the M6 northbound in the roadworks area between junctions 19 and 18, due to a broken-down vehicle.