M6 travel chaos sparked by THREE accidents in one day – Trucker World

M6 travel chaos sparked by THREE accidents in one day

Midlands motorists faced a headache travelling on the M6 on Tuesday. The frustration for drivers came after a string of serious accidents caused mayhem on the motorway throughout the region. One incident saw part of the motorway hit by a chemical spill in Birmingham while another saw a lorry smash through the central reservation near Coventry.

There was also another crash near Wednesbury, according to the Birmingham Mail.[1] The chaos began when two lorries collided on the northbound carriageway between junctions 5 and 6 shortly before 11am on Tuesday.

Three lanes were closed near Castle Bromwich after the crash caused a chemical leak, sparking delays of an hour-and-a-half. Jams continued to build up while the spillage was cleared before the carriageway was eventually fully reopened shortly before 2pm.

Later during the evening rush hour, three lanes were blocked near Wednesbury after an accident involving a lorry and a car.

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The crash, which happened at around 5.40pm, caused lengthy queues back to Spaghetti Junction as well as adding to the holdups through the roadworks on the M5. There was further chaos for motorway users near Coventry when a lorry crashed through the central reservation between junctions 3 and 3A.

Both sides of the motorway were blocked at different times while work was carried out to recover the lorry after the crash happened shortly before 6.30pm. Motorists were again trapped in huge jams with delays of around an hour reported in both directions.

The northbound carriageway was cleared at around 7.30pm but one lane remained blocked southbound.

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  1. ^ according to the Birmingham Mail. (www.birminghammail.co.uk)

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