THE M6 was closed by a crash involving four vehicles this afternoon.

All traffic on the northbound carriageway was held due to an accident on the northbound carriageway on the Thelwall Viaduct.

It is understood that the collision occurred in the outside lane of the motorway at around 4pm today, Monday.

Cheshire Police attended the scene, with the road being blocked off from around 4.15pm.

The M6 was then reopened at roughly 4.45pm after the vehicles were moved onto the hard shoulder.

A force spokesman said: "At 4pm on Monday, September 14, police were called to reports of a collision on the Thelwall Viaduct on the northbound carriageway, between junction 20 and junction 21.

"The collision is believed to involve four cars."

It is believed that nobody was seriously injured during the incident.