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The West Midlands Ambulance Service have confirmed that some of those taken to hospital for treatment after the chemical fire on the M6 have been discharged:
An eyewitness has told ITV Central that a crew is on its way to cut the central reservation to allow cars to turn around.
We have also been told that a coach has arrived to collect stranded motorists who have evacuated their vehicles in the exclusion zone.
The West Midlands Ambulance Service has said that the tanker on fire on the M6 is carrying a mixture of paper of chemicals:
Warwickshire Police said the motorway was expected to stay closed for several hours.
The tanker had a tyre blow-out and caught fire closing the north and southbound carriageways.
West Midlands Ambulance Service has been tweeting updates of the situation on the M6 where a chemical tanker has crashed:
Motorists whose vehicles are stuck on the M6 close to the chemical lorry fire have been evacuated from their vehicles as a precautionary measure.
Traffic is currently tailing back to junction two on the northbound carriageway and to junction five on the southbound carriageway.
The motorway is expected to remain closed for several hours and motorists are advised to avoid the area if at all possible.
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.