Chief Inspector Adrian Knight from Warwickshire Police describes exactly what happened on the M6 today.
The M6 southbound is now open but fire crews are still working on the closed northbound carriage of the motorway, between Junction 3 and 4.
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A cold and mostly dry day, with wintry showers becoming more confined to coasts. Brisk winds, especially near coasts.