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Drivers warned to expect heavy delays on M6

The M6 Northbound is closed between Junction 7 and Junction 8. Credit: @PerryBarrFire

Drivers are being warned to expect heavy delays on the roads this morning after a collision on the M6 Northbound and a multi-vehicle pile-up on the M6 Southbound.

No traffic is being allowed through southbound between Junction 2 for Coventry and Junction 1 for Rugby with vehicles being diverted. Congestion is backed up all the way to Nuneaton (A444). It's expected to be closed until 11:00 this morning.

Rescue teams are working to clear the road on the M6. Credit: @PerryBarrFire

On the M6 Northbound, the section between Junction 7 for Perry Barr and Junction 8 remains while crews clear the debris after the collision.

A collision has blocked the M6 Northbound Credit: @PerryBarrFire


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There is slow traffic and one lane is closed due to an accident on the M6 Northbound between J7 A34 (Great Barr) and J8 M5.

Police advise motorists to find alternative route

Police are advising motorists to find an alternative route this morning if they were planning to travel on the M6 Southbound in Warwickshire.

This is because of a serious multi-vehicle accident which has closed the southbound carriageway between J2 M69 / A46 (Coventry) and J1 A426 (Rugby / Lutterworth).

There is congestion to J3 A444 / B4113 (Nuneaton / Bedworth / Coventry).



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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