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Highways England: "Working hard to re-open M6 following chemical spill"

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Highways England say it is working hard to fully re-open the M6 southbound in the West Midlands following a collision and chemical spillage which lead to several hours of delays this morning.

Three lanes of the carriageway between junction 5 for Birmingham and 4a for the M42 are currently closed following a collision involving four HGVs and a car.

One HGV had hazardous liquid on board which spilled onto lanes 1 and 2. This is being dealt with by Highways England and the fire service.

Traffic is currently running past the scene via lane 4 while lanes 1,2 and 3 are closed. The southbound entry slip road at junction 5 is also closed.


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.

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