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Stranded lorry causes huge tailbacks on M6 and M54

The broken down vehicle caused huge tailbacks Credit: ITV News Central

There were significant delays for drivers on the M6 and M54 motorways this afternoon after a lorry broke down.

All three lanes of the main carriageway were closed on the M6 southbound between Junction 10A and Junction 10 with traffic having to use the hard shoulder only.

Emergency vehicles rescued the stranded lorry Credit: ITV News Central

Rescue crews were called to the scene to remove the stranded vehicle. All lanes have now been re-opened.


Travel: Severe delays on M6 Northbound

One lane has been closed due to an accident and recovery work on the M6 Northbound between J15 for Stoke-on-Trent and J16 for Crewe.

There are also severe delays with two lanes closed and queueing traffic due to an accident on the M6 Northbound between J3 for Nuneaton and J3A for the M6 Toll. Travel time is estimated to be around 20 minutes.

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M40 closed northbound till 6pm following fatal accident

The M40 in Warwickshire is closed northbound between J11 (Banbury) and J12 (Gaydon), due to a fatal accident.

A signed diversion is in place. Traffic should leave the M40 at J11 and follow the hollow circle diversion symbol.

Drivers are advised to expect delays and to consider alternative routes or delaying their journeys.

Peterborough named the UK's quickest city at rush-hour

Peterborough has been named as the quickest city in the country for rush-hour driving Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Peterborough has the fastest rush-hour driving rates in the country, according to a new survey.

In contrast to Worcester in the other half of the Midlands, which experiences among the most affected by rush-hour delays, Peterborough tops the list.

The average speed in the city in rush-hour is just over 19mph.


Worcester one of the worst cities in UK for rush-hour delays

Worcester has been named as one of the worst cities in UK for rush-hour delays Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Worcester has been named as one of the most-affected cities for rush-hour delays, according to a new survey.

Drivers are said to be delayed for almost nine minutes during busy periods. Coventry and Stoke-on-Trent are among the quicker moving rush-hour cities.

Overall, the typical rush hour traffic slows speeds down by an average of 3.6mph.

Highways Agency warns drivers of busy roads

Drivers are warned about traffic jams as roadworks are still in place over the bank holiday Credit: David Jones/PA

The Highways Agency is warning of increased traffic on the roads because of the bank holiday weekend.

It says people should leave extra time for journeys if they are travelling today and that, unlike during the Easter bank holiday weekend, the majority of roadworks will still be in place.

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