M6 lane closures between Junction 10 and 11 after lorry crash

Lane closures[1] remain in place on the M6 this morning after a crash involving a lorry. The HGV was involved in a collision with the central reservation and a lamp column earlier this morning, April 27, according to National Highways. The highways agency reported the collision at 4.07am on X/Twitter however traffic monitoring service Inrix says that lanes still remain closed.

Motorists have been caught up in weekend congestion[2] this morning in the lane closures on the southbound section of the M6, between Junction 11, Cannock[3], and Junction 10, Wolverhampton. Photos shared by National Highways showed a lorry that had sustained damage including a crack windshield and it had come to rest in the central reservation. Part of the barrier had been left in the motorway.

Get breaking news on BirminghamLive WhatsApp[5], click the link to join National Highways had earlier tweeted the closure was "due to a collision that has caused damage to the central reservation and a lamp column". A lane on the northbound carriageway had also been closed to "allow a complex recovery and repair operation to take place".

Inrix said in its latest update, published after 10am this morning: "Two lanes closed and queueing traffic due to emergency barrier repairs on M6 Southbound between J11 A460 (Cannock) and J10 A454 Black Country Route (Wolverhampton / Walsall[6]).

Congestion to the M54 exit slip for the M6 Southbound."


  1. ^ Lane closures (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  2. ^ weekend congestion (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  3. ^ Cannock (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  4. ^ I spent two hours on the M6 with officers and it took minutes to spot a problem (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  5. ^ BirminghamLive WhatsApp (chat.whatsapp.com)
  6. ^ Walsall (www.birminghammail.co.uk)