Police have apologised to motorists tonight after closing the M6 motorway during peak time for the Bank Holiday getaway
A man is in hospital after a lorry caught fire after being in collision with a car towing a caravan on the M6 overnight.
Work on the next phase of the multi-million pound project to turn the M6 in the West Midlands into a managed motorway starts today.
Reports of one lane closed and heavy traffic due to broken down lorry on M6 Northbound at J8 M5.
An HGV driver from Belgium has been taken to hospital by police after a breathalyser test showed him to be more than three times over the legal alcohol limit.
The driver pulled over near junction seven of the M6 at Perry Barr and used the SOS telephone to call for help, saying he felt unwell.
But when officers tested him, they found he was testing at 116 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.
1/2 At Jct 7 of the M6 a Belgium HGV driver stops and uses the SOS Telephone for help, officers arrive to assist the male and
2/2 due to the smell of alcohol they breathalise him and he provides a positive sample with a reading of 116 legal limit 35 #fatal5
Despite being over 3 times the drink drive limit our main priority has to be his well-being so he will go to hospital for a thorough check.
The exit slip road onto the M6 southbound at J9 A461 (Wednesbury) is partially blocked due to broken down vehicle.
Another arrest for drink driving, HGV driver on the M6, 3 times the limit at the roadside. In custody now. #Dontdrinkanddrive
One lane is closed on the M6 Southbound between J8 M5 and J7 A34 (Great Barr) due to an accident.
A man has been arrested after officers spotted him filming a four-vehicle crash on the M6 - while behind the wheel himself.
The man was stopped by officers from the Central Motorway Policing Group, who said they were "gobsmacked" when they noticed the man had both hands off the steering wheel as he drove past.
1/2 At earlier serious RTC gobsmacked when driver passing scene had both hands off the steering wheel filming scene on his phone
2/2 driver of car even more shocked when we pulled him over and he was dealt with and is now going to court!
The crash, between junctions five and six of the M6 northbound, involved four lorries and caused major delays for most of the day.
One person was taken to hospital following a motorway pile-up involving four lorries on the M6 motorway earlier today.
The crash, between junctions five and six through Birmingham, caused major delays and miles of tailback.
One of the lorry drivers was taken to City Hospital in Birmingham, but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
All lanes have now been reopened.
Multi agencey work continuing on RTC M6 N between junc 5&6 on elevated section of mway. 4 lorries involved in collision. Long delays in area
Police have warned drivers to steer clear of the M6 after a major smash along the Birmingham stretch of the motorway.
Two lanes are closed on the northbound carriageway at junction six after a four-vehicle crash.
Long delays can be expected, with tailbacks stretching beyond junction 4a for the M42.
Taking to Twitter, West Midlands Police warned people to take alternative routes, writing: "Two lanes of M6 closed northbound at junction six following a collision. Delays expected - please avoid the area if poss."
Long delays are being reported after a major four-vehicle crash on the M6 motorway through Birmingham this morning.
Two lane are closed between junctions five and six on the northbound carriageway due to the crash.
Fire crews and the ambulance service are at the scene.