TWO lanes were closed and heavy traffic was reported following a crash on the M6 southbound this morning, Tuesday.

The accident happened shortly before 11am between junction 19 for the A556 at Knutsford and junction 18 for the A54 Middlewich Road.

Lanes one and two, of four, were closed, but have since reopened.

At its peak, traffic was said to strech for six miles and travel time was as long as 35 minutes.

Traffic officers and emergency services were dispatched to the scene.