West Midlands Police have confirmed a man has died after the M6 motorway crash in Walsall earlier this afternoon.
The road is expected to be closed for approximately 10 hours.
@lise_dunn 1man has died. 1other slightly injured. Major damage has been caused to the motorway & complex recovery of vehicles needed.
Emergency services are still at the scene and are carrying out recovery works in the area.
M6 Northbound is closed with queueing traffic. There are long delays due to multi-vehicle accident and accident investigation work between J10 A454 / B4464 (Wolverhampton / Walsall) and J10A M54, congestion on M6 to J8 M5 and on M6 to J7 A34 (Great Barr).
The trapped traffic is was released past the scene in lane four (of four).
Diversion are in place: Hollow Black Circle Symbol - from M6 J10, via the A454, A4150, and A449 to the M54 J2. Then take the A5 to J12 of the M6.
Two lanes are closed and there is very slow traffic due to an accident on M6 Southbound between J1 A426 (Rugby / Lutterworth) and M1 J19 / A14 (Catthorpe Interchange).
Lane two and three (of three) is closed.
Traffic remains at a standstill after the earlier crash on the M6 motorway in Walsall.
Commuters have said on social media some of them have been stuck in the queues for more than two hours now:
There is queueing traffic, long delays and road closure due to multi-vehicle accident on M6 Northbound between J10 A454 / B4464 (Wolverhampton / Walsall) and J10A M54, congestion on M6 to J8 M5.
The accident happened just after J10 North at around 15.00. Emergency services are at the scene.
- Diversion - Hollow Black Circle Symbol - from M6 J10, via the A454, A4150, and A449 to the M54 J2. Then take the A5 to J12 of the M6.
The M6 Southbound is blocked due to an accident between J2 M69 / A46 (Coventry) and J1 A426 (Rugby / Lutterworth).
All traffic is currently being held.
One lane is closed causing slow traffic on the M6 Southbound. It's due to a broken down vehicle between Juntion 7 A34 (Great Barr) and Junction 6 A38(M) Aston Expressway.
One lane closed due to a broken down vehicle on the M6 Northbound. It's between Junction 12 A5 (Gailey) and Junction 13 A449 (Stafford South).
All lane closures on the M6 northbound have been removed and delays are now starting to ease after an earlier acid spillage.
There is slow traffic on the M6 Southbound between J4A M42 and J4 M42 / A446 (Coleshill), congestion on M6 to J7 A34 (Great Barr).
There is very slow traffic due to accident and rolling road block on the M6 Northbound between J12 A5 (Gailey) and J13 A449 (Stafford South).
Traffic has been halted to remove the accident.
Repair work has been completed and the motorway is expected to reopen shortly.
Fire crews confirmed earlier that 1400 litres of sulphuric acid has leakedfrom a lorry located on the hardshoulder on the M6 southbound this morning.