A THIRD broken down vehicle has added to a morning of misery for M6 drivers today.

One lane is currently blocked on the M6 northbound between junctions 18 for Middlewich and 19 for Knutsford due to a broken down car.

Congestion is tailing back to junction 17 for Sandbach.

Meanwhile at junction 19, a broken down van was removed from the exit slip road on the northbound carriageway, and a broken down lorry was moved from the entry slip road on the southbound side earlier this morning.

Traffic is returning to normal around the junction following earlier delays in both directions.