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Breaking: car travelling wrong way down M6 motorway


#M6 #Warwickshire J4-J3A please take care there is a car travelling the wrong way down the motoroway. Police en-route.

Drivers are being warned to take care as a car is travelling the wrong way down the M6 motorway in Warwickshire.

The Highways Agency have said that police are currently on their way.

Heavy traffic on M6 after frozen food lorry overturns

Two lanes of the M6 motorway through Staffordshire and Cheshire are closed on the northbound side after a lorry overturned, shedding its load of frozen food.


#M6 2 lanes remain closed between J16 and J17 for ongoing investigation and restoration works drivers are advised to consider alternatives

The crash happened at around 10.50am between junction 16 at Barthomley and junction 17 at Sandbach. One lane reopened at around 1.30pm to help ease congestion.

Drivers are urged to find alternative routes.


Man dies after M6 bridge fall

A man has died after falling from a bridge over the M6.

Police were called to the scene near the Coleshill M42 junction at 10.30am today. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. His family have been informed.

"We urge anyone who was in the area of the overhead bridge or may have seen the moments leading up to the incident to contact us to assist with our investigation.

"We know that the closure of any part of our motorway network causes significant disruption, however we hope that people understand the need to make necessary enquiries at the scene before the road can made available to traffic again."

– Inspector Paul Bennett, West Midlands Collision Investigation Unit

Appeal for help after mystery woman dies on M6

Detectives investigating the death of a woman thought to have fallen from a bridge across the M6 motorway are appealing for help identifying her.

Emergency services were called to the scene, near junction seven northbound, shortly before 4.30am this morning.

Collision investigator PC Jason Stacey said they had not yet been able to find out who the woman was.

At this stage we have been unable to identify any information about the woman and are appealing for help to trace who she is.

Although this happened early in the morning there would have been a number of drivers on the road who may have witnessed it .

If anyone has any information that could help our investigation, please contact us as soon as possible.

– PC Jason Stacey, West Midlands Police Collision Investigation Unit

The M6 was closed in both directions for a short while, causing major traffic delays. All lanes were reopened by 9.30am.

Traffic 'at a standstill' on M6 northbound

Traffic headed northbound on the M6 northbound is at a standstill between junctions five and eight after two separate incidents.

Police have closed a strip of the motorway between junctions seven and eight after reports of a woman jumping from a bridge.

Long delays on the M6 northbound
Long delays on the M6 northbound Credit:

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly before 4.30am today. The road closure is expected to be in place until around 11am.

And the situation has been made worse by a crash further along the motorway. A car crashed with a lorry between junctions five and six around four hours later.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area.


Drivers urged to avoid M6 after death of woman

Police have urged drivers to avoid the M6 between junctions seven and eight due to delays of around 70 minutes.

Police were called shortly before 4.30am. A woman was pronounced dead at the scene.


Drivers are advised to avoid the M6 between junctions 7 and 8 if possible this morning.

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