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All lanes on M6 now open 24 hours after fatal crash

All lanes are now open. Credit: ITV News Central

All lanes on the M6 have now been re-opened, 24 hours after a fatal lorry crash brought the motorway to a standstill and left one man dead.

Motorists faced delays of up to two hours as emergency services dealt with the aftermath of the accident.

Approximately 2900 square metres of road surface had to be replaced. 16 trucks attended the site of the accident, laying more than 300 tonnes of tarmac.

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Motorway likely to remain closed until tonight

The M6 motorway northbound, between junctions 5 and 6, is likely to be closed until tonight following the fatal accident in the early hours of this morning.

A man driving his car who was involved in a collision with a lorry, was confirmed dead at the scene.

The lorry driver was shaken but uninjured.

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Man dies following collision

A man has died in a collision involving his car and a lorry on the M6 this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called shortly before 1.55am to the northbound carriageway between junctions 5 and 6.

A paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance crew and the Medical Emergency Response Incident Team (MERIT) attended.

The car driver was confirmed dead at the scene.

The lorry driver was shaken but uninjured.

Delays of 90 minutes on M6 Northbound and Southbound

Traffic is stationary on the M6 Northbound between Junctions 5 and 6 after a serious accident involving a car and two lorries.

Delays of up to 90 minutes are being reported as the police deal with extensive damage to the central reservation.

The motorway is also affected Southbound with two lanes closed and an estimated travel time of 95 minutes.

M6 closed Northbound after fatal accident

M6 closure Credit: ITV News Central

The M6 is closed Northbound between Junctions 5 and 6 after a fatal collision between a car and a lorry in the early hours of this morning.

There is currently a diversion between Junction 5 (Castle Bromwich) and Junction 6 (Spaghetti Junction).

Travel time is estimated at about 45 minutes and the congestion is tailing back to Junction 4.

Motorists are being diverted via the A452 and A47 through Castle Bromwich, B4137 Cuckoo Rd and then the A5127 Lichfield Rd to rejoin the M6 at Spaghetti Junction.

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