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Detectives investigating the death of a woman thought to have fallen from a bridge across the M6 motorway are appealing for help identifying her.
Emergency services were called to the scene, near junction seven northbound, shortly before 4.30am this morning.
Collision investigator PC Jason Stacey said they had not yet been able to find out who the woman was.
The M6 was closed in both directions for a short while, causing major traffic delays. All lanes were reopened by 9.30am.
All lanes of the M6 northbound have now been reopened after reports of a woman jumping from a bridge.
The woman was confirmed dead at the scene in the early hours of this morning.
There are still traffic issues on many roads around West Bromwich, Great Barr, Tipton, Dudley, Smethwick and Oldbury.
Traffic headed northbound on the M6 northbound is at a standstill between junctions five and eight after two separate incidents.
Police have closed a strip of the motorway between junctions seven and eight after reports of a woman jumping from a bridge.
Emergency services were called to the scene shortly before 4.30am today. The road closure is expected to be in place until around 11am.
And the situation has been made worse by a crash further along the motorway. A car crashed with a lorry between junctions five and six around four hours later.
Drivers are advised to avoid the area.
Police have urged drivers to avoid the M6 between junctions seven and eight due to delays of around 70 minutes.
Police were called shortly before 4.30am. A woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Traffic restrictions are expected to be in place on the M6 northbound in the West Midlands between junctions 7 and 8 until around 11am.
The stretch of road is currently closed following the death of a woman.
Police have told ITV News Central that the northbound side of the M6 motorway could be closed between junctions 7 and 8 for 'several hours'.
Earlier this morning officers were called out to reports that a woman had jumped from a bridge.
A woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say a woman has died after an incident on the M6 in the West Midlands.
Officers were called out at 4:24am after reports a woman had jumped from a bridge over the motorway near to junction seven.
Drivers are being advised to avoid the area.