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Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents and congestion for M6 have been reported by Highways England, Traffic Scotland, Traffic Wales or Transport for London (TfL) in the last two hours:

ACCIDENT
Location: The M6 southbound between junctions J20A (Chester)and J19 (Northwich) .
Lane closures: The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed.
Reason: Road traffic collision.
Status: Currently Active.
Time to clear: The event is expected to clear between 17:30 and 17:45 on 12 May 2021.
Lanes closed: There is one of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 4.58m from Northwich.
BROKEN DOWN VEHICLE
Location: The M6 northbound entry slip at Sandbach Services.
Reason: Broken down vehicle.
Status: Currently Active.
Time to clear: The event is expected to clear between 17:00 and 17:15 on 12 May 2021.
Lanes closed: There are lane closures.
Nearest town: 1.31m from Sandbach.
ACCIDENT
Location: The M6 northbound between junctions J2 (Coventry)and J3 (Coventry) .
Lane closures: The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed.
Reason: Road traffic collision.
Status: Currently Active.
Time to clear: The event is expected to clear between 15:45 and 16:00 on 12 May 2021.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 15:45 and 16:00 on 12 May 2021.
Lanes closed: There is one of four lanes closed.
Nearest town: 4.73m from Coventry. CLEARED @ 14:06
BROKEN DOWN VEHICLE
Location: The M6 northbound between junctions J35 (Carnforth)and J36 (Kirby Lonsdale) .
Lane closures: The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed.
Reason: Broken down vehicle.
Status: Currently Active.
Time to clear: The event is expected to clear between 13:30 and 13:45 on 12 May 2021.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 13:30 and 13:45 on 12 May 2021.
Lanes closed: There is one of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 6.71m from Kendal. CLEARED @ 13:04
BROKEN DOWN VEHICLE
Location: The M6 southbound between junctions J18 (Holmes Chapel)and J17 (Congleton) .
Lane closures: Lane one is closed.
Reason: Broken down vehicle.
Status: Currently Active.
Time to clear: The event is expected to clear between 11:45 and 12:00 on 12 May 2021.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 11:45 and 12:00 on 12 May 2021.
Lanes closed: There is one of four lanes closed.
Nearest town: 4.21m from Sandbach. CLEARED @ 11:14
CONGESTION
Location: The M6 northbound at junction J2 (Coventry) .
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 14:00 and 14:15 on 12 May 2021.
Delay: There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 5.69m from Coventry. CLEARED @ 14:06
CONGESTION
Location: The M6 northbound between junctions J8 (Birmingham)and J9 (Wednesbury) .
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 11:00 and 11:15 on 12 May 2021.
Delay: There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 1.26m from Darlaston. CLEARED @ 11:05


There are no current incidents in this location.

M6 Roadworks

The following roadworks have been reported by various highways agencies and official transport sources.Click on a roadworks item to view more details on the traffic map.

ROAD WORKS
Location: The M6 southbound between junctions J2 (Coventry)and J1 (Rugby) .
Lane closures: The hard shoulder is closed.
Reason: Roadworks.
Status: Currently Active.
Period: expect disruption until 05:00 on 12 Jun 2021.
Nearest town: 6.43m from Nuneaton.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M6 northbound entry slip at junction.
Lane closures: The hard shoulder is closed.
Reason: Roadworks.
Status: Currently Active.
Period: expect disruption until 15:30 on 12 May 2021.
Nearest town: 3.94m from Rugby. CLEARED @ 15:26
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J8 (Birmingham) .
Reason: Emergency roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 09:00 on 18 May 2021 to 18:00 on 18 May 2021.
Nearest town: 1.82m from Wednesbury.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M6 southbound between junctions J31 (Preston)and J29 (Burnley) .
Reason: Horticultural works are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 08:00 on 14 May 2021 to 17:00 on 14 May 2021.
Nearest town: 1.63m from Samlesbury.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J23 (Haydock) .
Lane closures: Lane one will be closed.
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 20:00 on 13 May 2021 to 06:00 on 14 May 2021.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 May 2021 to 22 May 2021.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 May 2021 to 28 May 2021.
Lanes Closed: There will be one of two lanes closed.
Nearest town: 2.06m from Newton-le-Willows.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M6 northbound between junctions J23 (Haydock)and J26 (Wigan) .
Lane closures: Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed.
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 20:00 on 13 May 2021 to 06:00 on 14 May 2021.
Lanes Closed: There will be two of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 1.97m from Newton-le-Willows.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M6 northbound between junctions J23 (Haydock)and J26 (Wigan) .
Reason: Roadworks scheme is planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 20:00 on 13 May 2021 to 06:00 on 28 May 2021.
Nearest town: 1.97m from Newton-le-Willows.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M6 northbound between junctions J1 (Rugby)and J2 (Coventry) .
Lane closures: Lane one will be closed.
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 12 May 2021 to 15 May 2021.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 17 May 2021 to 22 May 2021.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 24 May 2021 to 28 May 2021.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 1 Jun 2021 to 5 Jun 2021.
Lanes Closed: There will be one of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 6.59m from Rugby.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M6 southbound between junctions J2 (Coventry)and J1 (Rugby) .
Lane closures: Lane one will be closed.
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 12 May 2021 to 15 May 2021.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 17 May 2021 to 22 May 2021.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 24 May 2021 to 29 May 2021.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 1 Jun 2021 to 5 Jun 2021.
Lanes Closed: There will be one of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 6.08m from Nuneaton.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M6 slip road to the M1 southbound .
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 08:30 on 13 May 2021 to 15:30 on 13 May 2021.
Nearest town: 4.01m from Rugby.

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Location: southbound between junctions J20A (Chester)and J19 (Northwich) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed.

Due to: Road traffic collision.



Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 17:30 and 17:45 on 12 May 2021.

Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 4.58m from Northwich.

53.33--2.47

Location: northbound entry slip at Sandbach Services.

Due to: Broken down vehicle.



Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 17:00 and 17:15 on 12 May 2021.

Lanes Closed : There are lane closures.
Nearest town: 1.31m from Sandbach.

53.14--2.34

Location: northbound between junctions J2 (Coventry)and J3 (Coventry) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed.

Due to: Road traffic collision.



Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 15:45 and 16:00 on 12 May 2021.

Normal traffic conditions are expected between 15:45 and 16:00 on 12 May 2021.

Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Nearest town: 4.73m from Coventry.

52.44--1.45

Location: northbound between junctions J35 (Carnforth)and J36 (Kirby Lonsdale) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed.

Due to: Broken down vehicle.



Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 13:30 and 13:45 on 12 May 2021.

Normal traffic conditions are expected between 13:30 and 13:45 on 12 May 2021.

Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 6.71m from Kendal.

54.22--2.72

Location: southbound between junctions J18 (Holmes Chapel)and J17 (Congleton) .

Lane Closures : Lane one is closed.

Due to: Broken down vehicle.



Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 11:45 and 12:00 on 12 May 2021.

Normal traffic conditions are expected between 11:45 and 12:00 on 12 May 2021.

Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Nearest town: 4.21m from Sandbach.

53.19--2.38

Location: northbound at junction J2 (Coventry) .

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 14:00 and 14:15 on 12 May 2021.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 5.69m from Coventry.

52.44--1.42

Location: northbound between junctions J8 (Birmingham)and J9 (Wednesbury) .

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 11:00 and 11:15 on 12 May 2021.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 1.26m from Darlaston.

52.58--2.01

Location: southbound between junctions J2 (Coventry)and J1 (Rugby) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Due to: Roadworks.



Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 12 June 2021.
Nearest town: 6.43m from Nuneaton.

52.44--1.39

Location: northbound entry slip at junction.

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Due to: Roadworks.



Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 12 May 2021.
Nearest town: 3.94m from Rugby.

52.4--1.18

Location: southbound exit slip at junction J8 (Birmingham) .

Due to: Emergency roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 09:00 on 18 May 2021 to 18:00 on 18 May 2021.
Nearest town: 1.82m from Wednesbury.

52.56--1.97

Location: southbound between junctions J31 (Preston)and J29 (Burnley) .

Due to: Horticultural works are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 08:00 on 14 May 2021 to 17:00 on 14 May 2021.
Nearest town: 1.63m from Samlesbury.

53.75--2.64

Location: northbound entry slip at junction J23 (Haydock) .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 May 2021 to 06:00 on 14 May 2021.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 May 2021 to 22 May 2021.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 May 2021 to 28 May 2021.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Nearest town: 2.06m from Newton-le-Willows.

53.47--2.63

Location: northbound between junctions J23 (Haydock)and J26 (Wigan) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed.

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 May 2021 to 06:00 on 14 May 2021.

Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 1.97m from Newton-le-Willows.

53.47--2.63

Location: northbound between junctions J23 (Haydock)and J26 (Wigan) .

Due to: Roadworks scheme is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 May 2021 to 06:00 on 28 May 2021.
Nearest town: 1.97m from Newton-le-Willows.

53.47--2.63

Location: northbound between junctions J1 (Rugby)and J2 (Coventry) .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 12 May 2021 to 15 May 2021.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 17 May 2021 to 22 May 2021.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 24 May 2021 to 28 May 2021.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2021 to 5 June 2021.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 6.59m from Rugby.

52.44--1.36

Location: southbound between junctions J2 (Coventry)and J1 (Rugby) .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 12 May 2021 to 15 May 2021.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 17 May 2021 to 22 May 2021.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 24 May 2021 to 29 May 2021.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2021 to 5 June 2021.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 6.08m from Nuneaton.

52.44--1.4

Location: slip road to the M1 southbound .

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 08:30 on 13 May 2021 to 15:30 on 13 May 2021.
Nearest town: 4.01m from Rugby.

52.4--1.18