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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.

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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.

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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

One man has died after the M6 crash in Walsall

West Midlands Police have confirmed a man has died after the M6 motorway crash in Walsall earlier this afternoon.

The road is expected to be closed for approximately 10 hours.

Emergency services are still at the scene and are carrying out recovery works in the area.

M6 Northbound is closed with queueing traffic. There are long delays due to multi-vehicle accident and accident investigation work between J10 A454 / B4464 (Wolverhampton / Walsall) and J10A M54, congestion on M6 to J8 M5 and on M6 to J7 A34 (Great Barr).

The trapped traffic is was released past the scene in lane four (of four).

Diversion are in place: Hollow Black Circle Symbol - from M6 J10, via the A454, A4150, and A449 to the M54 J2. Then take the A5 to J12 of the M6.

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M6 traffic at a standstill after multi-vehicle crash

Traffic remains at a standstill after the earlier crash on the M6 motorway in Walsall.

Commuters have said on social media some of them have been stuck in the queues for more than two hours now:

M6 northbound closed in West Midlands after multi-vehicle accident

Credit: Highways England

There is queueing traffic, long delays and road closure due to multi-vehicle accident on M6 Northbound between J10 A454 / B4464 (Wolverhampton / Walsall) and J10A M54, congestion on M6 to J8 M5.

The accident happened just after J10 North at around 15.00. Emergency services are at the scene.

  • Diversion - Hollow Black Circle Symbol - from M6 J10, via the A454, A4150, and A449 to the M54 J2. Then take the A5 to J12 of the M6.
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