AN accident between three vehcicles closed one lane on the M6 northbound for more than four hours this morning, Wednesday.

The incident occured between junction 21 for Woolston and junction 21a for Croft Interchange, causing a diesel spillage. 

A lane was also closed on the exit slip road to M62 westbound due to an overhanging tree.

All lanes were opened shortly after 1.30pm.