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Flooding forces closure of motorway lane at M5 / M6 junction

One lane has been closed and there is slow traffic due to flooding on the M5 Southbound.

It's at M6 J8 with lane one of three closed after the split for the M5.

Heavy rain is expected across much of the region today with frequent and heavy showers and the risk of hail and thunder.

Road safety campaign group the RAC have issued advice for drivers in wet road conditions for anyone who may be concerned.

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'Commuter chaos' with closure of Quinton Expressway

Commuters into Birmingham are being warned to expect serious delays with Quinton Expressway closed at Junction 3 for the M5.

It comes after reports of a serious crash in the expressway in the early hours of this morning.

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