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UK NewsFive miles of tailbacks through the West Midlands as rush hour lorry crash brings chaos to the M6

12:01  15 august  2019
12:01  15 august  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Five miles of tailbacks through the West Midlands as rush hour lorry crash brings chaos to the Crash between a lorry and a van on the approach to the M 6 toll leads to delays Motorists left stuck in up to an hour -and-a-half delays near Corley Services

More than five miles of queues have tailed back on the M 6 towards the Stafford area this morning after a Highways England has warned the M 6 may be closed into this evening northbound after a lorry fire cause traffic chaos . A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "A lorry driver

A lorry crash on the M6 has caused rush-hour chaos through the West Midlands with up to five-mile tailbacks.

An accident between a HGV and a van left the southbound carriageway of the M6 near Coventry blocked this afternoon.

The smash was reported at around 4pm and saw debris from both vehicles strewn across the carriageway.

The driver of the van suffered a minor head injury, officials said. No serious injuries were reported.

Five miles of tailbacks through the West Midlands as rush hour lorry crash brings chaos to the M6 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A lorry was damaged after colliding with a van on the M6 near Corley Services. Police and paramedics were at the scene and all three lanes were blocked Five miles of tailbacks through the West Midlands as rush hour lorry crash brings chaos to the M6 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A van was also involved in the smash and the driver reportedly suffered minor head injuries

At one point motorists were stuck in delays of around an hour-and-a-half on the approach to the M6 toll near Corley Services, authorities said.

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Tailbacks : Queues lined up for up to 10 miles , all the way back to junction 20, near Rochdale. The tailbacks also affected the M 61 and M66. Highways England described the traffic as 'very busy'. The North West Motorway Police said: 'The Greater Manchester area of our network is very busy today.

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Paramedics and police were at the scene and firefighters reportedly got stuck in traffic trying to reach the site of the collision.

Motorists were warned of over four-and-a-half miles of traffic jams causing delays on the southbound side of the busy motorway.

Highways England said that one lane was clear by around 5.45pm but two lanes were still blocked, causing delays of around an hour.

Five miles of tailbacks through the West Midlands as rush hour lorry crash brings chaos to the M6 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Debris from the van and lorry were left scattered across the southbound carriageway after the collision between a HGV and a van Five miles of tailbacks through the West Midlands as rush hour lorry crash brings chaos to the M6 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Motorists were left in up to five-mile tailbacks and an hour-and-half delays due to the accident

A spokesman for the agency said: 'There was an RTC between a HGV and a van. It was reported at around 4pm and effectively blocked three lanes southbound between junction 4 and the M6 toll at junction 3a.

'Lanes one and two are still blocked but lane three has traffic running passed. There were 90-minute delays at one point but that's down to an hour.

'We are looking at getting recovery as soon as possible, so the situation is improving now. There were no serious injuries.'

No one from Warwickshire Police was not available to give further details of the incident.

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