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M6 to re-open for rush hour but repairs taking place today

The M6 northbound at junction 7 will be closed this afternoon for resurfacing Credit: CMPG

The M6 northbound at junction 7 will be closed this afternoon for resurfacing following this morning’s lorry fire, but is due to reopen in time for the evening rush hour.

The fire closed the northbound carriageway at Great Barr just after 8am, causing delays. It has caused significant damage to the road surface that needs to be repaired.

The carriageway has been closed during the morning for the fire to be fully extinguished and the vehicle to be removed.

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M6 Southbound re-opens after lorry fire shuts motorway

The M6 Southbound has now re-opened after being shut earlier due to a lorry fire.

The blaze caused both carriageways to close at J7 A34 (Great Barr). It is causing congestion to J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway.

The lorry is on the northbound carriageway and the fire has now been extinguished.

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