M6 traffic: miles of gridlock now reach back to J27 after Land Rover and horse box overturn on carriageway

The crash is now causing tailbacks on the M58 eastbound carriageway.
The crash is now causing tailbacks on the M58 eastbound carriageway.

An overturned Land Rover and horse box has caused major congestion on the M6.

Motorists face lengthy delays on the M6 southbound between J27 and J22, while emergency services respond to the incident.

According to Highways England, the incident has now been cleared, but there are reported to still be at least 90 minute delays for commuters.

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North West Ambulance Service were called at around 2pm to the incident, but did not take anyone to hospital.

Highways England said there are 9 miles of tailbacks on the southbound carriageway.

The crash on the M6 southbound.

The crash on the M6 southbound.

Traffic is now backing up onto the M58 eastbound, as motorists attempt to join the M6 at the Orrell interchange.

Updates to follow...