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27 August 2020 18:39

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An air ambulance was called to serious crash on the M6 motorway involving a lorry this afternoon. Seven miles of queues were reported on the M6 Southbound and the crash between a lorry and a car happened near to Junction 26. Traffic and travel monitoring website Inrix reported an air ambulance landed in a nearby field. We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. For the latest news and breaking news visit /.

Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @LivECHONews - the official Liverpool ECHO Twitter account - real news in real time. We're also on Facebook/theliverpoolecho - your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout the day from the Liverpool ECHO. Traffic was stopped on the M6 southbound between junctions 26 (Orrell Interchange) and 25 (Bryn Interchange) following a crash at around 3.40pm today (August 27). Traffic officers, paramedics, and firefighters rushed to the scene of the collision - which reportedly involved a lorry and a car. Severe congestion has been reported in the area, with motorists reportedly experiencing delays of up to 90 minutes, but Highway England have confirmed the carriageway has reopened. Sign up to our daily newsletter The i newsletter cut through the noise Sign up Thanks for signing up! Sorry, there seem to be some issues. Please try again later. Submitting... In a previous statement, a spokesman for Highways England said: "The M6 southbound J26 (Orrell Interchange, M58) to J25 (Wigan). "One lane has been closed due to a collision. "Traffic Officers, Greater Manchester Police, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, North West Ambulance Service and recovery are on their way to the area." It is not yet known if anyone has been injured in the crash. One lane has been closed on the M6 southbound near Wigan. (Credit: Highways England) More to follow...