Police have confirmed the M42 motorway is to reopen in the next hour, following a 26 hour closure. Police say the man threatening to harm himself on a bridge has been safely detained.
The M42 has now been closed for more than 24 hours while Police deal with a suicide threat on a bridge crossing the motorway.
The motorway is closed between the M5 and junction one at Bromsgrove. The A38 Birmingham Road is also closed in the area.
The Assistant Chief Constable involved in the ongoing incident on the M42 has slammed insensitive comments made on Twitter about the man who is threatening to jump from a motorway bridge.
Police said they had no choice but to keep part of the M42 closed as they negotiate with a man threatening to jump off a motorway bridge.
The M42 motorway and the A38 have been closed for more than twenty hours due to a police incident.
Officers say a man threatening to harm himself is still on a bridge over the motorway.
The M42 is closed between the M5 and junction 1 at Bromsgrove.
The A38 Birmingham Road is closed northbound between Bromsgrove and the M42, and southbound between Catshill and the M42.
Road users in the West Midlands have been advised that a section of the M42 is marked for overnight closure, for a three-month period, starting from 3rd November.
The Highways Agency will be closing a section of road just over 2 miles long, between junction 3a at the M40 in Warwickshire and junction 4 just south of Solihull, for road-resurfacing work.
Purnima Kaul, project sponsor for The Highways Angency, says:
The work will be carried out between 9pm and 6am during the period and is set to be completed by 28th February in the new year.
Reports of accident on M42 Northbound between J8 M6 and J9 M6 Toll / A446 (Curdworth / Coleshill)
A campaign has been launched in the Midlands to stop drivers misusing the hard shoulder on parts of the M6 and M42 motorways.
Hundreds of vehicles drive illegally in the emergency lane every day across the region.
The police and the Highways Agency say that it is putting people's lives at risk.
A campaign has been launched by the Highways Agency and the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) in the Midlands to stop drivers misusing the hard shoulder on parts of the M6 and M42 motorways.