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ROADS: M6 - BOTH DIRECTIONS - WARWICKSHIRE

Traffic cameras on the M6 Southbound J3. Credit: Highways England

Southbound: There is slow traffic due to an earlier accident on the M6 Southbound between J3 A444 / B4113 (Nuneaton / Bedworth / Coventry) and J1 A426 (Rugby / Lutterworth).

Northbound: Slow traffic due to earlier accident on M6 Northbound between J1 A426 (Rugby / Lutterworth) and J2 M69 / A46 (Coventry).

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Roads reopened after M40 incident

M40 Credit: ITV News Central

Police have reopened roads after an incident on a bridge over the M40 was resolved.

Warwickshire Police said they were called just after 3pm yesterday (24 April) following reports of a man on a bridge near to junctions 15 and 16 of the M40.

Negotiators were able to bring the incident to a 'safe conclusion' by around 7pm and a man in his 30s has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Chief Superintendent Alex Franklin-Smith from Warwickshire Police said:

The threat of harm to both the individual concerned and to vehicles driving on the M40 was so significant, there was no alternative but to close the motorway and for it to remain closed until the incident had run its course.

– Chief Superintendent Alex Franklin-Smith

Motorway reopens following police incident

Traffic on the M40 was at a standstill following a police incident Credit: ITV News Central

A section of the M40 near Henley-in-Arden in Warwickshire has reopened hours after a police incident brought traffic to a standstill.

Both carriageways were closed this afternoon between Junction 15 and the M42 interchange while officers responded to an incident involving a man on a bridge.

Drivers were urged to follow alternative routes - although many took to social media to say they'd been stuck for hours, with some describing the route as a car park.

Drivers tweet frustration as traffic held to standstill

Many drivers have taken to Twitter to express their frustration after being stuck on the M40 for hours, following a police incident.

Both carriageways are shut on the M40 in Warwickshire while police respond to an incident involving a man on a bridge.

One motorist thanked a nearby coach driver who allowed her to use the toilets after being held in traffic for two hours.

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