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ROADS: M6 J6 CLOSED BOTH DIRECTIONS

Emergency teams have tweeted updates of what's being described as a "serious road traffic accident" on the M6 Junction 6 Southbound. Other traffic teams at the scene are warning of delays further along the motorway. People are being asked to avoid the area.

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ROAD: A50 - EASTBOUND - STAFFORDSHIRE

The A50 eastbound is closed after a person was hit by a lorry between A518 Derby Road (Racecourse roundabout, Uttoxeter) and J7 A515 / Derby Road (Sudbury).

There is congestion on A50 to B5030 Ashbourne Road (Little Chef Roundabout) affecting traffic heading from Stoke towards Derby.

Diversions have been in place since 4am and are expected to remain for the majority of this morning.

All eastbound traffic is advised to follow the solid diamond symbol, following the A518 south. Continue east through Marchington (B5017), then follow the A515 north to re-join the A50 near Sudbury.

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PICTURES: Traffic chaos after flooding in Perry Barr

The A34 underpass near Perry Barr has been closed after several inches of flood water made it impassable causing traffic chaos.

Perry Barr underpass flooded Credit: BPM Media
Traffic chaos caused by flooding Credit: BPM Media
Underpass closed due to flooding Credit: BPM Media

Drivers faced delays of more than an hour as traffic came to a standstill during the morning rush-hour. many buses were also diverted.

Many surrounding routes were also jammed as motorists attempted to locate other routes into the city causing gridlock in the Perry Barr, Aston and Birchfield areas near the One Stop shopping centre.

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