Fire crews are attending to a Hydrochloric Acid leak at Anchor Lane in Bilston this afternoon. Road closures remain in place around the area as approximately 70 firefighters deal with 1,000 litres of Hydrochloric Acid that has been released from a container on to the road.
Seven Trent Water have apologised for the disruption and are working to get the problem fixed and the road fully reopened.Read the full story ›
Sadly a motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene. The A5 is currently closed and diversions are in place. (2/4)
A motorcyclist has died after a collision with a car on the A5 this morning.
It happened on the road between Queens Head and Oswestry at about 7.30am this morning.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said despite best efforts, it wasn’t possible to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.
The man driving the car was shaken by what had happened, but was uninjured and was discharged.
The A5 is closed both ways due to an accident between Shrewsbury Road and A483 / B4579 Shrewsbury Road (Mile End Roundabout).
One lane is closed due to an accident on the M6 Southbound between junction 15 for the A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and junction 14 for the A34 / A5013 / A5013 Creswell Grove (Stafford North).
The A458 Buttington Cross is closed in both directions due to a fire at a nearby barn between A483 / Rhallt Lane (Buttington Roundabout, Buttington) and A458 / A5 (Welshpool Roundabout, Shrewsbury).
The road is likely to remain closed for most of the day as the fire is brought under control. A diversion is in place and motorists are being advised to expect delays.
One lane is closed and there is heavy traffic due to a broken down vehicle on the M1 Northbound at J26 in Nottinghamshire.
Lane one of four is closed.
There is slow traffic due to an earlier overturned lorry on the A1 Northbound at the Markham/Walesby Junction in Nottinghamshire.
The lorry was recovered at around 9am this morning from the grass verge.
There are severe delays on the Midland Metro between Wolverhampton St Georges and Birmingham Snow Hill due to a car blocking the line at Grand Central.
One lane is closed and there is slow traffic due to an accident on the M42 Southbound at J5 A41 / A4141 (Solihull / Knowle).
Lane three (of three) is closed.