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ROADS: M6 - STAFFORDSHIRE/WEST MIDLANDS

Problems on the M6 Credit: PA

There are problems on the M6 in Staffordshire and near Birmingham this evening:

  • One lane is blocked and there's heavy traffic due to a broken down vehicle on the M6 Southbound between Junction 15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and Junction 14 A34 / A5013 / A5013 Creswell Grove (Stafford North).
  • One lane is blocked and there's heavy traffic due to a broken down vehicle on the M6 Northbound between Junction 5 A452 (Castle Bromwich) and Junction 6 A38(M) Aston Expressway / A5127 Gravelly Hill / A38 Tyburn Road / Slade Road Spaghetti Junction.

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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.

Credit: Holly Bee

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.

Credit: Antony Sumara

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.

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