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One lane on the M6 northbound to remain closed for rest of the week

Lane one on the M6 northbound is expected to remain closed for the rest of the week after Sunday afternoon's fatal crash.

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One lane is closed and there is slow traffic due to emergency repairs on M6 Northbound between J10 A454 (Walsall / Wolverhampton) and J10A M54.

There is congestion on M6 to J7 A34 (Great Barr) and on M5 to J1 A41 (West Bromwich).

Hard shoulder near J10 to remain closed for few days for repairs after M6 crash

To carry out repair works after 'extensive damage' Highways England have said the hard shoulder between J10 and 10a northbound will remain closed for the next few days.

Barriers and cameras were badly damaged and works were carried out throughout the night to reopen the motorway.

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This was a difficult recovery operation as the HGV ended up halfway down the embankment.

All three lanes have just reopened, however due to the nature of the damage, the hard shoulder will remain closed between junctions 10 and 10a northbound for the next couple of days to enable all repairs to be completed.

Drivers should leave slightly longer for their journeys while it is closed as this section of the motorway, near the exit for the M54 motorway, can get very busy. We thank drivers for their patience and understanding.

– Duty operation manager, Martin Stott from the West Midlands Regional Control Centre

On Sunday night Highways England worked with Staffordshire police and V festival organisers to ensure those leaving Weston Park were aware of the motorway closure and could either find alternative routes or stay at the ground overnight.


Roads: M6 - Northbound - Walsall

The M6 Northbound has reopened between junction 10 for Walsall and Junction 10a for the M54.

Lane one (of four) remains closed following the crash. Lane closure is expected to remain in place throughout the morning peak period.

The carriageway was closed since Sunday afternoon following a multi-vehicle crash.

Police say one man died in the incident involving a van pulling a trailer, a car, and a HGV.

V Festival travel delays expected after M6 crash

Organisers of the V Festival in Staffordshire, which is tonight hosting pop's big names including Justin Bieber on his festival debut, have issued warnings about travel delays around the M6 for those heading back down the motorway.

A man has died after a crash on the M6 in Walsall and emergency teams are currently at the scene. The road is expected to be closed well into the night.

Police say a car and van involved in the crash have now been recovered.

M6 Walsall crash: latest police updates

The scene on the M6 at Walsall Credit: Andy Smith

West Midlands Police and the Central Motorway Police Group are currently at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on the M6 in Walsall, in which one man has died. Officers from both groups have been posting updates on the investigation's latest. They say:

  • Experts are currently at the scene of the M6 fatal crash planning the removal of the HGV
  • They say the recovery of an HGV down the embankment of the M6 crash site will take around two hours
  • The M6 J10 and J10A will not need to be resurfaced following fuel leaks from today's fatal crash
  • Call 101 if you have any information about the crash
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