Two lanes closed and queueing traffic due to accident, one vehicle involved and oil spillage on A167(M) Central Motorway Southbound between A1058 and A193 New Bridge Street / B1309 Durant Road.
Lanes two and three (of three) are closed just before the New Bridge Street Roundabout as the vehicle has collided with the central reservation.
The vehicle has been recovered but the lanes remain closed until the spillage can be cleared.
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