M6 traffic delays after crash near Warrington
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One lane (lane 1 of 4) was closed due to recovery work after the accident close to Thelwall Viaduct near Warrington.
National Highways said the travel time through the affected stretch of motorway was around 45 minutes.
It also caused congestion in the surrounding areas including Newton-Le-Willows and Winwick as people tried to avoid the M6
Police reopened all lanes at around 9am and no serious injuries have been reported.
Earlier this morning, North West Motorway Police said: “We have a report of an road traffic collision on M6 southbound between j21a and j21.
"A number of lanes are compromised but traffic is getting past. There are tailbacks and patrols are making to scene.”