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Flooding forces closure of motorway lane at M5 / M6 junction

One lane has been closed and there is slow traffic due to flooding on the M5 Southbound.

It's at M6 J8 with lane one of three closed after the split for the M5.

Heavy rain is expected across much of the region today with frequent and heavy showers and the risk of hail and thunder.

Road safety campaign group the RAC have issued advice for drivers in wet road conditions for anyone who may be concerned.


'Commuter chaos' with closure of Quinton Expressway

Commuters into Birmingham are being warned to expect serious delays with Quinton Expressway closed at Junction 3 for the M5.

It comes after reports of a serious crash in the expressway in the early hours of this morning.

Appeal for witnesses after M5 motorway crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was seriously injured on the M5 motorway on Thursday.

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Officers were called to the northbound carriageway between junctions 3 and 2 at around 3.40pm following reports that a red and silver Kawasaki motorbike had hit the central reservation.

The motorway was closed for several hours and an air ambulance was called to take the driver to hospital.

The 57-year-old, from Wolverhampton, continues to be treated in hospital for his injuries where his condition is described as serious but stable.

This happened at a busy time of day on a busy stretch of the M5 and we are appealing to any passing motorists who saw what happened to get in touch.

The motorway was closed for several hours while we dealt with the collision and all lanes were reopened at around 7pm.

Specialist officers are supporting the family and the driver at this time and investigations continue to establish the circumstances that led to the crash.

– PC Stuart Thorpe, from the Regional Collision Investigation Unit
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