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There are problems on the M42 this morning Credit: PA
  • The M42 Northbound is blocked with stationary traffic due to an accident between Junction 2 A441 (Alvechurch / Redditch) and Junction 3 A435 (Portway / Redditch). There's congestion back to Junction 1 A38 / B4096 (Bromsgrove).
  • One lane is blocked on the M42 Southbound exit slip road due to a broken down vehicle at Junction 1 A38 / B4096 (Bromsgrove).

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Plans unveiled for new motorway service area on M42

300 permanent new jobs could be created if a proposed new motorway service area on the M42 is built, according to the Extra Motorway Service Area Group.

Plans for the £65 million investment near Solihull have been unveiled.

It would be located to the west of the M42 and south of Solihull Road, near to Birmingham Airport.

If planning permission is granted, work could begin in early 2016.

Police urge motorists to avoid M42 near J1 as both directions closed

A viewer picture of the stationary traffic on the M42 Credit: Twitter/@garyptaylor

Police are urging motorists to avoid the M42 near junction 1 where it meets the M5, as both directions are closed.

Traffic is stationary on both sides of the carriageway, back to junction 2 on the southbound side, and on to the M5 in the other direction.

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