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J38 & J37 Kendal

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J37 & J38 Kendal

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Near Great Barr Junction Wednesbury

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J39 & J40 Penrith

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J3 & J3A Coventry

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J3A & J3 Coventry

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J40 & J39 Penrith

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J39 & J40 Penrith

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J33 & J34 Lancaster

M6 Roadworks
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Roadworks 7.59mi from Penrith.…
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J10A & J11 Cannock

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J40 & J39 Penrith

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M1/A14 & J1 Cotesbach

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J13 & J12 Dunston

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J1 & M1/A14 Cotesbach

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Near Orrell Interchange Wigan

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Near Orrell Interchange Wigan

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J15 & J14 Eccleshall

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J18 Exit Sandbach

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Near Orrell Interchange Wigan

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J33 & J34 Galgate

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J34 & J33 Galgate

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J39 & J40 Penrith

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At Junction 16 With The A500

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J16 Exit Barthomley

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J31 & J31A Samlesbury

M6 (S)

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Near Orrell Interchange Wigan

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J36 & J37 Kendal

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Near Croft Interchange

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J41 & J42 Penrith

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Near Catterlen Junction Penrith

M6 (S)

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J16 Exit Sandbach

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J14 & J15 Eccleshall

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Near Croft Interchange

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J12 & J13 Cannock

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J16 Exit Crewe

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At The Forton Services Slip Road J32 & J33

M6 (S)

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At The Forton Services Slip Road J33 & J32

M6 (N)

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J16 Exit Crewe

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J39 & J40 Penrith

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M6 (N)

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J16 Access Crewe

M6 Roadworks
M6 (S)

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J12 & J11A Cannock

M6 (S)

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J11 & J10A Cannock

M6 Traffic News
M6 (S)

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J17 & J16 Sandbach

M6 (S)

Bridge/Barrier Repairs
J17 & J16 Sandbach

M6 Roadworks
M6 (S)

Roadworks
Near Gailey Interchange aka Gailey Motorway Island Cannock

M6 (S)

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Cannock Interchange aka Laney Green Cannock

M6 (N)

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J18 Access Sandbach

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At The Knutsford Services Slip Road J18 & J19

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J18 & J19 Northwich

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At The Knutsford Services Slip Road J18 & J19

M6 (S)

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J19 Access Northwich

M6 (S)

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At The Knutsford Services Slip Road J19 & J18

M6 (S)

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At The Knutsford Services Slip Road J19 & J18

M6 (S)

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J19 & J18 Northwich

M6 Traffic News
M6 (S)

Resurfacing
J20 Exit Warrington

M6 Roadworks
M6 (S)

Roadworks
Near Gailey Interchange aka Gailey Motorway Island Cannock

M6 Traffic News
M6 (N)

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J16 & J17 Sandbach

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J16 & J17 Sandbach

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J8 & J9 Wednesbury

M6 Roadworks
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Near Gailey Interchange aka Gailey Motorway Island Cannock

M6 (S)

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J37 & J36 Kendal

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J36 & J37 Kendal

M6 (S)

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Near Gailey Interchange aka Gailey Motorway Island Cannock

M6 Traffic News
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J16 Access Crewe

M6 Roadworks
M6 (S)

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J10A & J10 Willenhall

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J28 & J29 Preston

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J17 & J16 Sandbach

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J16 & J17 Sandbach

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J18 Access Sandbach

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J12 & J11A Cannock

M6 Traffic News
M6 (S)

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J17 & J16 Sandbach

M6 Roadworks
M6 (N)

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J10 & J10A Willenhall

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Roadworks 3.15mi from Carlisle.…
M1 (S)

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J19 & J18 Catthorpe

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J18 & J19 Catthorpe

M1 (S)

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J20 & J19 Cotesbach

M42 (N)

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J6 Exit Solihull

A45 (W)

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Access From M42 Solihull

A446 (S)

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A452 Castle Bromwich

M62 (E)

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J11 Exit Leigh

A66 (W)

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B6412 & B6262 Penrith (east)

A66 (W)

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B6412 & B6262 Penrith (east)

A66 (E)

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A6 & B6412 Appleby In Westmorland (north)

A66 (E)

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A6 & B6412 Appleby In Westmorland (north)

A69 (E)

Roadworks
M6 & A689 Carlisle

M42 (N)

Roadworks
J6 Exit For N.E.C. & A45 East

A45 (W)

Roadworks
Near Stonebridge Roundabout/Island Solihull

A45 (E)

Roadworks
Near Stonebridge Roundabout/Island Solihull

M42 (N)

Roadworks
J7 & J7A Coleshill

M42 (S)

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J9 & J8 Lea Marston

A5 (S)

Roadworks
A34 Cannock

M56 (E)

Roadworks
J9 & J7 Altrincham

M58 (E)

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J5 & M6 Skelmersdale

M58 (E)

Roadworks
Near Digmoor Interchange

M58 (E)

Roadworks
Near Digmoor Interchange Skelmersdale

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  • 01 September 2014 17:20

    Vehicle on Fire - M6 northbound between J14 and J15 | Northbound | Vehicle on Fire (5.13m N of Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire)


    On the M6 motorway northbound between junctions J14 and J15, there were delays of 10 mins due to a vehicle on fire closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 6:00 pm.

    First report: 01 September 2014 17:20
    Incident cleared: 01 September 2014 18:10
    Map location: 52.9271,-2.2096

  • 01 September 2014 06:20

    Vehicle on Fire - M6 northbound between J1 and J2 | Northbound | Vehicle on Fire (5.56m N of Rugby, Warwickshire)


    On the M6 motorway northbound between junctions J1 and J2, minor delays due to a vehicle on fire closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 7:00 am.

    First report: 01 September 2014 06:20
    Incident cleared: 01 September 2014 07:00
    Map location: 52.4308,-1.3298

  • 31 August 2014 23:50

    Multiple Vehicle Accident - M6 northbound between J1 and J2 | Northbound | Multiple Vehicle Accident (5.56m N of Rugby, Warwickshire)


    On the M6 motorway northbound between junctions J1 and J2, minor delays due to a multi-vehicle accident closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 12:30 am on 1 September 2014.

    First report: 31 August 2014 23:50
    Incident cleared: 01 September 2014 00:00
    Map location: 52.4308,-1.3298

  • 31 August 2014 14:30

    Multiple Vehicle Accident - M6 southbound between J10 and J9 | Southbound | Multiple Vehicle Accident (0.99m NE of Darlaston, West Midlands)


    On the M6 motorway southbound between junctions J11 and J10, there were delays of 10 mins caused by congestion due to a multi-vehicle accident closing one lane between junctions J10 and J9. Normal traffic conditions expected from 3:45 pm.

    First report: 31 August 2014 14:30
    Incident cleared: 31 August 2014 14:30
    Map location: 52.5738,-2.0128

  • 01 September 2014 14:20

    Broken Down Vehicle - M6 at junction 21A with the M62 | Northbound | Broken Down Vehicle (2.63m S of Newton-le-Willows, )


    On the M6 motorway northbound at junction J21A, minor delays due to a broken down vehicle closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 3:00 pm.

    First report: 01 September 2014 14:20
    Incident cleared: 01 September 2014 14:40
    Map location: 53.424,-2.5532

  • 02 September 2014 16:30

    Broken Down Vehicle - M6 northbound between J5 and J6 | Northbound | Broken Down Vehicle (1.86m SW of Castle Bromwich, West Midlands)


    On the M6 motorway northbound between junctions J5 and J6, minor delays due to a broken down vehicle closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 5:00 pm.

    First report: 02 September 2014 16:30
    Incident cleared: 02 September 2014 16:50
    Map location: 52.5063,-1.8264

  • 02 September 2014 13:20

    Broken Down Vehicle - M6 northbound between J27 and J28 | Northbound | Broken Down Vehicle (7.2m SE of Preston, Lancashire)


    On the M6 motorway northbound between junctions J27 and J28, minor delays due to a broken down vehicle closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 2:00 pm.

    First report: 02 September 2014 13:20
    Incident cleared: 02 September 2014 14:10
    Map location: 53.6636,-2.6905

  • 31 August 2014 22:50

    Broken Down Vehicle - M6 J31 southbound exit | Southbound | Broken Down Vehicle (0.78m W of Samlesbury, Lancashire)


    On the M6 motorway southbound exit slip at junction J31 , minor delays due to a broken down vehicle closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 11:30 pm.

    First report: 31 August 2014 22:50
    Incident cleared: 31 August 2014 23:00
    Map location: 53.7676,-2.6358

  • 02 September 2014 09:30

    Broken Down Vehicle - M6 southbound between J3A and J3 | Southbound | Broken Down Vehicle (4.3m W of Coventry, Warwickshire)


    On the M6 motorway southbound between junctions J4 and J3, there were delays of 20 mins due to a broken down vehicle closing three lanes. Normal traffic conditions expected from 11:00 am.

    First report: 02 September 2014 09:30
    Incident cleared: 02 September 2014 09:30
    Map location: 52.4674,-1.6092

  • 31 August 2014 11:50

    Moderate Disruption - between 15 minutes and 3 hours delay - M6 southbound between J13 and J12 | Southbound | Congestion (4.63m S of Cannock, Staffordshire)


    On the M6 motorway southbound between junctions J14 and J13, there were delays of 10 mins caused by congestion due to an earlier accident. Normal traffic conditions expected from 2:00 pm.

    First report: 31 August 2014 11:50
    Incident cleared: 31 August 2014 14:00
    Map location: 52.728,-2.0992

  • 31 August 2014 23:00

    Object on the Road - M6 at junction 8 with the M5 | Southbound | Object on the Road (2.23m NE of Wednesbury, )


    On the M6 motorway southbound at junction J8, minor delays due to an incident closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 11:45 pm.

    First report: 31 August 2014 23:00
    Incident cleared: 31 August 2014 23:30
    Map location: 52.5516,-1.9636

  • 01 September 2014 17:10

    Moderate Disruption - between 15 minutes and 3 hours delay - M6 southbound between J12 and J11A | Southbound | Accident (3.1m E of Cannock, Staffordshire)


    On the M6 motorway southbound between junctions J14 and J12, there were delays of 30 mins caused by congestion due to an accident closing one lane between junctions J12 and J11A. Normal traffic conditions expected from 7:00 pm.

    First report: 01 September 2014 17:10
    Incident cleared: 01 September 2014 18:50
    Map location: 52.6786,-2.0902

Motorway/Road Information

Motorway
M6
Description
The main western north-south motorway linking the North West of England with the South. Starts at M1 near Rugby and terminates at the A74(M) at Gretna which continues to Glasgow.
Counties
Leicestershire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria
Length
232.2 mi (373.7 km) 
Existed Since
1958 - present 
Completed
Completed in 2008 

Traffic Bulletins on Radio

The following radio stations may broadcast traffic and travel news & bulletins for the local M6 area. Use the 'Traffic' function on your RDS radio (marked TA, TP, TI or Traffic) and you will be automatically switched to travel and traffic conditions.

100.4 FMClassic FM (Ridge Hill)
100.4 FMSmooth FM (Chorley)
101.1 FMClassic FM (Holme Moss)
102.0 FMGalaxy 102 (Manchester)
102.0 FMSpire FM (Camp Hill)
102.4 FM102.4 Wish FM (Wigan)
97.7-99.8BBC Radio 1
88.1-90.3BBC Radio 2
90.2-92.6BBC Radio 3
92.5-94.7BBC Radio Scotland
92.4-96.8BBC Radio Cymru

Primary Destinations on the M6

M6 Primary Destinations

The following 'primary destinations' are towns and cities that appear on road signs on the M6, and are typically important or major conurbations along the route.

Reported accidents on the M6 in 2013

Motorway Picture

This graph provides road safety data of road accidents in Great Britain on the M6, and include statistics from personal injury accidents that occurred on public roads which were subsequently reported and recorded by the local police authority.

Data has been extracted to show the total number of slight, serious and fatal accidents on the M6 in 2013.

Licensed under the Open Government Licence. Source: Road Safety Data.

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FATAL 01000300010002000100020001000
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