THE M6 has reopened to traffic following a serious crash.

Traffic is slow moving after the incident, which involved a car and a HGV between J36 (Kirkby Lonsdale) and J37 (Kendal) at 11.10am.

Cumbria Police have said the driver of the car has been seriously injured.

Motorists were left stranded after the northbound carriageway was closed for several hours, with the southbound carriageway also shut to allow access for the air ambulance.

All lanes were reopened by 4.10pm.