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ROADS: M6 blocked in both directions at J2 and J3

M6 in both directions is blocked stationary traffic, long delays due to overturned lorry between J3 A444 / B4113 (Nuneaton / Bedworth / Coventry) and J2 M69 / A46 (Coventry), congestion on M6 to J3a M6 Toll South. Travel time is (Southbound) around 70 minutes.

A lorry travelling North has overturned following an accident involving several vehicles and crossed the central barriers, causing significant damage to the central reservation as a result. Delays of over an hour have been reported for Northbound traffic


Police stop and seize 'A Team' style van on motorway

The van towing a caravan is painted like the iconic 'A-Team' van. Credit: CMPG

Central Motorway Police tweeted that they'd stopped a van on the M42 today near Solihull, painted up as the 80's TV show’s the A Team vehicle.

The distinctive black van with a red stripe was seized after the driver was found to have insurance.

Officers tweeted:

Remember even the 'A Team' need car insurance, seized and a long walk for this driver #Iloveitwhenaplancomestogether

– Central Motorway Police


Harbury tunnel to be closed until Easter

Network Rail have now confirmed that the line could be closed until Easter (2 April).

They say they will continue to run "enhanced services" to offer a service for the West Midlands to London passengers despite the closure.

A massive land slip closed the line in January. Credit: ITV News Central

Since a landslide on the afternoon of Saturday 31st closed the line between Banbury and Leamington Spa, Chiltern Railways has run trains between Birmingham and Leamington Spa and Banbury and London.

An extensive rail replacement bus service has been running between Banbury and Leamington Spa with fast connections.

The timetable has proved reliable, with over 90% of trains running on time each day, despite the challenges caused by the closure.

– Chiltern Railways
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