The location of the lorry fire on the M6.
The green lines show where traffic is now starting to ease.
An eyewitness has told ITV Central that a crew is on its way to cut the central reservation to allow cars to turn around.
We have also been told that a coach has arrived to collect stranded motorists who have evacuated their vehicles in the exclusion zone.
Motorists whose vehicles are stuck on the M6 close to the chemical lorry fire have been evacuated from their vehicles as a precautionary measure.
Traffic is currently tailing back to junction two on the northbound carriageway and to junction five on the southbound carriageway.
The motorway is expected to remain closed for several hours and motorists are advised to avoid the area if at all possible.
An 800m exclusion zone has been requested by the fire service due to chemicals following a lorry fire on the M6.
Traffic is currently unable to gain access to the M6 from the M42 J7A. Traffic also can't join the M6 Southbound from the M6 Toll at J3A.
Corley Services access is also restricted.
Motorists are stuck in traffic following a chemical lorry fire on the M6.
A cordon is in place and ambulance staff are treating nine people.