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Birmingham tunnel closures: one month to go

Tunnel closures advice event today Credit: ITV News Central

It's a month to go until Birmingham's tunnels will close for six weeks so major road works can take place.

The St.Chad's and Queensway tunnels will close from July 19 to September 2 for round the clock maintenance.

A public information event is being held in Victoria Square today to advise people on alternative transport options for this summer’s A38 tunnel closures.

Police urge drivers to avoid A38 in Staffordshire

Staffordshire Police say flooding on the A38 near Burton-upon-Trent has caused severe congestion. Earlier today (27 November) the northbound carriageway was completely closed between Barton and Clay Mills.

"Severe rush-hour traffic congestion has been caused in surrounding areas, including Lichfield and Burton, as a result of the closures.

"Motorists are warned to avoid the area unless travel is absolutely necessary."

– Staffordshire Police spokesperson



Air ambulance called to Tyburn crash

West Midlands Ambulance Service called to scene of crash Credit: Misheck Mupachike

Four people have been taken to hospital, one by an air ambulance, following the crash on the Tyburn Road in Erdington.

West Midlands Ambulance said two cars were involved in the collision, and three ambulances were called to the scene.

Road crash sisters named

A38 Credit: ITV Central

Two sisters who died in a road collision on the A38 have been identified by police as Parveen Kauser and Raheela Altaf from Derby.

The collision happened on the northbound carriageway just prior to the Branston junction at around 7.45pm on Friday evening and involved a red Lexus IS200 Sport and a black Peugeot 207.

The three rear seat passengers were injured in the collision.

The driver of the Peugeot, a 24-year-old man from Derby, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

Families given police support

The families of those involved in the crash that killed two people and injured six are being given support from specially trained police officers.

The accident happened on the northbound carriageway just before theBranston junction at around 7.45pm.

It involved a red Lexus and a black Peugeot.

The driver and passenger of the Lexus, both women intheir 30s, died. The three rear seat passengers suffered serious injuries.An 11-year-old boy, a 12-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl were taken to hospital. It is notbelieved their injuries are life threatening.

The driver of the Peugeot, a man in his 30’s, suffered serious injuries, as did a 4-year-old girl, who was taken to the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

A woman in her 20’s also suffered serious injuries and remains in a critical condition.

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