An 800m exclusion zone has been requested by the fire service due to chemicals following a lorry fire on the M6.
Traffic is currently unable to gain access to the M6 from the M42 J7A. Traffic also can't join the M6 Southbound from the M6 Toll at J3A.
Corley Services access is also restricted.
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Cold and windy with further scattered sleet and snow showers overnight, most of these falling in the north and west.
A cold and blustery night with rain, sleet and snow showers. These will be most frequent in the northwest with snow accumulations possible.