Drivers claim they were forced to "ration" water and were "running out of petrol" after part of the M6 was at at a standstill for more than nine hours. "Severe delays" were expected on the major motorway this weekend after essential works closed the southbound carriageway, with National Highways reporting delays of over three hours on the approach to the site of the roadworks.
However, some motorists say they were stuck in traffic for far longer, with some even reporting a TEN hour wait to use the diversion.
Posting to Twitter, user @toffeelady1959 said: "M6 southbound iunction 33, I am now on rations and sips of water. Could be here all night at this rate.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk