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Unsafe bridge forces closure of M6 near Sandbach

24 Jul 14 The police have closed the M6 southbound near Sandbach services because of a possibly unsafe bridge.

The Manor Road and Reynolds Lane bridge runs over the motorway. Local reports say that the closure is due to a piece of material falling from the bridge and hitting a car.

The police have closed the southbound carriageway at junctions 17 and 18, with the northbound remaining open at present. The closure was announced in police tweets at about 6am. No estimate has been given for when it will reopen, but the police reported at about 8.30am that a bridge inspector was on the scene.

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