- There are reports of queueing traffic and one lane is blocked due to an accident involving three vehicles on the M42 Southbound at Junction 3A M40
- There is queueing traffic due to an accident on the M42 Southbound between Junction 11 A42 (Burton-Upon-Trent) and Junction 10 A5 (Tamworth).
There is very slow traffic and one lane is closed due to accident on the M6 Southbound between Junction 1 A426 (Rugby / Lutterworth) and M1 Junction 19 / A14 (Catthorpe Interchange).
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One lane is closed and there is heavy traffic on M6 Southbound between J2 M69 / A46 (Coventry) and J1 A426 (Rugby / Lutterworth).
Lane one (of three) is closed.
Hearing Dogs Celebration: Sat 12th Nov (Chase Meadow Community Centre, Warwick)
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People are holding a celebration event this weekend in Warwick.
There’ll be a hearing dog demonstration during the event so visitors can see first hand how these very clever dogs work to sounds for their deaf recipients.
There’ll also be a number of stallholders selling dog bandanas to pickles and homemade jewellery through to knitted goods.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People train dogs to help deaf people with everyday sounds that hearing people take for granted, such as the alarm clock, doorbell and smoke alarm.
In addition, the dogs offer independence, confidence and companionship and act as a bridge back into the communities that deaf people are so often isolated from.
This is the fifth year we are holding this event, but this year we are at the new venue of Chase Meadow Community Centre and are very much hoping that the local community will join us too.
There will be stall holders, an auction and perhaps most importantly – lots of cake!”
For times, prices and more information: hearingdogs.org.uk
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The A426 Southam Road is closed in both directions due to an accident at Draycote. The closure is near Draycote Water.
One lane is closed and there's heavy traffic due to a broken down vehicle on the M40 Southbound between Junction 12 B4451 (Gaydon) and Junction 11 A361 / A422 (Banbury).
Leftover pumpkins have been put to good use this week in Warwickshire by being turned into clean energy.
Severn Trent Water asked their staff to bring in their old Halloween pumpkins so they could be fed to an anaerobic digestion plant.
The plant is located in Coleshill and produces 2.4MW of energy a year – the equivalent of powering 4,000 homes for 12 months.
With one 600g pumpkin creating enough energy to power a lightbulb for 24 hours!
“Pumpkins, like all food waste, are packed with energy which with a bit of ingenuity can be unlocked and turned into power.
“The process works in a similar way to us eating food. Trucks full of food waste are emptied in to the machine which removes packaging and then chews it up and digests it, much like a human body.
There's heavy traffic on the M6 Northbound at Warwickshire due to an earlier accident. It is between J4 M42 / A446 ( Coleshill ) and J4A M42.