THE M6 has been closed in both directions after crash between a lorry and a tanker.

An accident shortly after 1pm on the northbound carriageway at Knutsford Services has seen 18,000 litres of liquid from the tanker leak onto the road.

Nearby cars have been evacuated while a precaution, while the southbound carriageway has also been shut.

It is believed that no serious injuries have been sustained in the crash, although one causalty is in the hands of paramedics.

Three fire engines and police officers are on the scene, with motorists advised to avoid the area if possible.