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ROADS: M42 - Worcestershire - Long delays

The southbound carriageway was closed near Bromsgrove Credit: Motorway Cameras

There is slow moving traffic on the M42 in Worcestershire after a police incident closed the southbound carriageway near Bromsgrove for nearly an hour on New Year's Eve.

A serious police incident happened between Junction 1 for Bromsgrove and the M5 this afternoon.

Drivers had been advised to follow diversions.

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Investigation under way after Bromsgrove fire

Credit: West Midlands Fire

Worcester Fire and Rescue Service were called to a fire at a wax recycling plant on the Saxon Industrial Estate in Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove late last night. A total of 15 fire engines with 65 firefighters attended the scene and fire crews remain on site this morning, working with colleagues from the Police, Ambulance, Environment agency and Public Health England, to resolve the incident. Area Commander Keith Chance said:

“Due to the swift and professional actions of fire crews, working in a very hazardous environment, we have been able to prevent the fire from destroying surrounding businesses and ensure nobody was hurt.”

– Area Commander Keith Chance

The cause of the fire is as yet unknown and an investigation is on-going.

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