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Serious Incident on M6 – Expect Delays

Highways England

Highways England have issued the following statement:

The M6 is closed in both directions between junctions J6 (A38M) and J7 (A34/Great Barr) in Birmingham due to a serious accident. Emergency Services are in attendance and the road is expected to be closed for some considerable time.

Diversion routes are in operation with southbound traffic leaving at J7, following the Hollow Diamond symbol, taking the A34 southbound to the A4540 Newtown Middleway, then heading eastbound to access the A38M northbound at Dartmouth Circus which re-joins the M6 at J6. Northbound traffic is to follow the above route in reverse leaving at J6 and following the Hollow Square symbol. For customers wider afield, strategic diversions are in place using other routes.

There are long delays in the area with traffic queues building on the M6 southbound from J10A (M54 link) and additionally on the M5 northbound which is affected by the M6 closure at J7. Long delays on the M5 northbound are building from J3 towards the M6 link at J8.

Customers may wish to consider alternative routes or delaying their journey.

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