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UPDATE: M6 - NORTHBOUND - WEST MIDLANDS

All lanes have re-opened on the M6 following an earlier accident. Credit: ITV News Central

Two lanes remain closed on the M6 following a road accident, Northbound between J5 for Castle Bromwich and J6 for the A38(M).

The motorway was closed for over three hours after an accident involving three vehicles.

Two lanes remain closed for clean-up, Highways England have confirmed. There is heavy traffic on the motorway.

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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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Highways England: "Working hard to re-open M6 following chemical spill"

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Highways England say it is working hard to fully re-open the M6 southbound in the West Midlands following a collision and chemical spillage which lead to several hours of delays this morning.

Three lanes of the carriageway between junction 5 for Birmingham and 4a for the M42 are currently closed following a collision involving four HGVs and a car.

One HGV had hazardous liquid on board which spilled onto lanes 1 and 2. This is being dealt with by Highways England and the fire service.

Traffic is currently running past the scene via lane 4 while lanes 1,2 and 3 are closed. The southbound entry slip road at junction 5 is also closed.

M6 Southbound: Travel time of up to 90 minutes

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Two lanes of the M6 Southbound remain closed this morning with stationary traffic and severe delays due to spillage of hazardous materials and an accident involving four lorries and a car.

The ongoing incident is between J5 A452 (for Castle Bromwich) and J4A M42, congestion on M6 to J10 A454 / B4464 (for Wolverhampton / Walsall).

Highways England are reporting travel time through the area of over 90 minutes.

Lanes one and two (of three) are closed just after J5 and lane three re-opened just after 07:15 this morning.

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