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ROADS: M6 SOUTHBOUND CLOSED

M6 Southbound closed Credit: PA

The M6 Southbound is expected to be closed throughout the morning with travel time at least 60 minutes. It's due to a spillage of sulphuric acid from a lorry between Junction 4A M42 and Junction 4 M42 / A446 at Coleshill.

There's also congestion on the M6 to Junction 6 A38(M) Spaghetti Junction.

Diversions are in place. Traffic should leave the M6 at Junction 4A and travel north on M42 to Junction 9 and then take the sixth exit at the roundabout to join the M42 south. Leave the M42 at J7a to rejoin the M6 south. Follow the hollow triangle symbols.

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Photo: Car ploughs through gardens during police chase

Traffic police officers from West Midlands Police have released a dramatic photo of a car ploughing through gardens as part of a police chase.

They say the driver opted to go "off road" as part of the pursuit.

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.

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