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Travel update: Closure on M6 Southbound between Jct2 and M1

The southbound side of the M6 is currently closed near Rugby after an incident where a car and lorry crossed over from the northbound to the southbound carriageway.

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The incident happened at around 3.40am and Highways England’s traffic officers are working with the emergency services at the scene.

The car stopped in the central reservation and the lorry fell onto its side over two lanes.

The southbound carriageway is currently closed between junction 2 at Coventry and the junction with the M1, known as Catthorpe Interchange.

One lane is also closed on the northbound carriageway.

Despite the closures, Highways England say good progress is being made.

Travel: Lanes blocked on M40 and M6

Incidents have been reported on the M6 and the M40.

M40 - Southbound - Warwickshire

The M40 Southbound is partially blocked due to an overturned vehicle between Junction 12 B4451 (Gaydon) and Junction 11 A361 / A422 (Banbury).

M6 - Southbound - West Midlands

One lane is blocked due to debris on the road on the M6 Southbound between Junction 5 A452 (Castle Bromwich) and Junction 6 A38(M) Aston Expressway / A5127 Gravelly Hill / A38 Tyburn Road / Slade Road Spaghetti Junction.


Travel Update: M6 closure until mid-morning with diversion in place

The M6 Southbound in Warwickshire is likely to be closed until mid-morning following a serious accident involving a lorry and a van earlier between Junctions 1 and 2.

There is congestion back to Corley Services between Junctions 3 and 4 and travel time is an estimated 45 minutes.

The following diversion is in place:

  • Drivers are advised to leave the M6 at Junction 2 and and join the M69 following the hollow triangle symbol.
  • Head northbound to Junction 1 and then take the A5 southbound towards Churchover
  • At the junction with the A426 head southbound and and re-join the M6 at Junction 1.
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