Just leaving road accident on m6. Have released two adults from a minibus after a crash into central reservation. M6 slowly reopening
Firefighters have tweeted that a crash that has left huge delays on the M6 near Corley Services involved a minibus colliding with the central reservation, according to fire crews.
Sheldon Fire Station has just tweeted that crews rescued two adults at the scene and the road is slowly being reopened.
The M6 remains blocked southbound around junction 3 for Coventry because of a multi-vehicle accidents.
There are reports drivers have been getting out of their cars because traffic is at a standstill. Drivers are advised to remain in their vehicles.
Northbound, two lanes have reopened, one remains closed between junction 3 (A444) and the M6 toll. Congestion is back to the M69 at junction 2.
There are reports of queues building on the M6 northbound where it meets the M5 at junction 8. A lane is closed due to a broken down lorry.
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.
One lane is closed on the M6 Southbound between J8 M5 and J7 A34 (Great Barr) due to an accident.