"We would like to thank those motorists who were unfortunately caught up in the congestion for their patience, the closure was necessary to allow for the vehicles to be recovered and officers to carry out a full investigation at the scene. We would urge anyone who was travelling along the M6 this morning to contact us if they witnessed the collision or the events leading up to it."
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The gable end of a rood has blown away from a three storey house in Coventry due to strong winds.
Widespread disruption has been caused after severe gales resulted in fallen trees and power cuts across the region.
Strong winds will ease through the morning. A mixture of sunny spells and showers will continue through the day.