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M6 Southbound: Travel time of up to 90 minutes

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Two lanes of the M6 Southbound remain closed this morning with stationary traffic and severe delays due to spillage of hazardous materials and an accident involving four lorries and a car.

The ongoing incident is between J5 A452 (for Castle Bromwich) and J4A M42, congestion on M6 to J10 A454 / B4464 (for Wolverhampton / Walsall).

Highways England are reporting travel time through the area of over 90 minutes.

Lanes one and two (of three) are closed just after J5 and lane three re-opened just after 07:15 this morning.



There are heavy delays on the M6 Southbound between J5 A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J4A M42 this morning.

Congestion runs back to J8 M5.

The road has been blocked just after J5, due to an accident involving four lorries and a car. One of the lorries was carrying liquids which has spilled onto the road.

80 minute delays on M6 after crash near Spaghetti Junction

There are delays of around 80 minutes on the M6 this afternoon, after a crash involving four cars and a van.

The air ambulance had to be called to the crash Credit: Highways England / Twitter

Two lanes are closed in the northbound direction of the motorway between junction 6 for Spaghetti Junction and junction 7 for the A34 at Great Barr.

Traffic data company Inrix says there are sever delays and travel time is around 80 minutes, after the crash in the roadworks area.

There are also problems southbound, between Spaghetti Junction (J6), and junction 5 for Castle Bromwich, after an earlier vehicle fire. Delays there are said to be around 20 minutes.

M6: Severe delays following 5 vehicle pile-up

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Much of the M6 is coming to a standstill across the West Midlands this afternoon after a crash involving 4 cars and a van.

The Air Ambulance is at the scene and diversions are in place. Highways England say it comes after a van hit the central reservation Northbound between J6 and J7.


Emergency bridge repairs force M6 closures

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The M6 is closed in both directions at Staffordshire this morning.

Traffic is now queueing between J14 A34 / A5013 at Creswell Grove (Stafford North) and J15 A500 at Stoke-On-Trent.

During scheduled roadworks on the A51, a defect was identified on the bridge over the M6 forcing it to close for emergency repairs.

Diversions are in place.

IPCC investigating after body found on M6

Zahid Mirza's car crashed on the southbound carriageway between junctions 4A and 5. Credit: Family Photograph.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has confirmed it is looking into the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body on the M6.

It comes after police had been searching for a missing man, who has not been seen for almost three weeks after his car crashed through a barrier on the motorway on January 15th.

Zahid Mirza's car crashed on the southbound carriageway between junctions 4A and 5.

Today officers searching for the missing man confirmed a body had been found, but has not been formally identified however family liaison officers have notified Mr Mirza’s family.

An IPCC spokesman said:

"We were notified about this matter by West Midlands Police following the discovery of a body in the Birmingham area and a referral from the force was received on Monday afternoon. "We will be carrying out a thorough assessment to determine the level, if any, of our involvement."

– The IPCC.
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