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Travel update: Major delays on M6

The main carriageway is closed Northbound and there is heavy traffic due to fuel spillage at J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway / A5127 Gravelly Hill / A38 Tyburn Road / Slade Road Spaghetti Junction, congestion on M6 to J5 A452 (Castle Bromwich).

There are also delays on the Southbound carriageway between J3 A444 / B4113 (Nuneaton / Bedworth / Coventry).

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Man 'extremely fortunate' to survive after car flips over

The car was completely destroyed Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Ambulances crews say a driver was 'extremely fortunate' not to have been seriously injured after his car flipped over.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received five 999 calls to the scene between the two slip roads on the southbound M6 at junction 7 on Tuesday afternoon.

The man driving managed to get out himself was taken by ambulance to hospital as a precaution after being checked by a paramedic.

Travel update: M6 closed after lorry fire

Fire crews are currently tackling a lorry fire on the M6. The Northbound carriageway is closed between Junction 16 for Stoke-on-Trent and Junction 17 for Crewe.

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Very slow traffic and long delays due to accident on M6 Northbound

Very slow traffic and delays up to 10 minutes due to accident, now on the hard shoulder on M6 Northbound between J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel).

There is congestion on M6 to J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-on-trent). All lanes have been re-opened.

At least one car hit the central barrier. Lanes two and three (of three) were closed for 40 minutes until around 13:20, mid-way between the junction, affecting travel from Stoke-on-Trent towards Manchester.

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