Recap: ‘All traffic held’ after M6 smash between cars and truck

Traffic has been brought to a stop on the M6 following a crash between two cars and a lorry. The smash has taken place on the southbound carriageway between junctions 13 and 12.

The smash had initially seen three lanes closed - before all traffic was then brought to a stop. Traffic monitoring system Inrix issued an alert on the incident just after 7.20am.

It states: "All traffic being temporarily held and stationary traffic due to accident, two cars and a lorry involved on M6 southbound from J13 A449 (Stafford South) to J12 A5 (Gailey)."

A live map from National Highways is currently showing traffic queuing back to Junction 14. No further details of the collision have yet been released.

We will provide updates in our dedicated blog below.