M42 carriageway closed live and M6 crash cause rush hour motorway delays

Full details of diversion in place

National Highways has released the following diversion information as the M42 motorway remains southbound between junctions 10 and 9, for Tamworth and Curdworth/Coleshill/Sutton Coldfield respectively. It said: "The M42 in Warwickshire is closed southbound between J10 (Tamworth) and J9 (Curdworth) due to a lorry fire. "Emergency services are working at scene.

National Highways Traffic Officers are in attendance to assist with traffic management. Diversion Route Road users are advised to follow the Solid Triangle diversion symbol on road signs

  • Exit the M42 at J10 and take the A5 westbound Watling Street.
  • Continue along the A5 westbound to its junction with the A452, Bonehill Road.
  • Take the exit to the A453 southbound and continue to its junction with the A446, Bassetts Pole.
  • Take the exit to the A446 eastbound and continue to the M42 J9 to re-join.

"If this closure impacts on your planned route, please allow extra journey time.

Plan ahead, you may wish to re-route or even delay your journey. "Further information is available from National Highways by visiting our www.trafficengland.com[1] website and travel apps, or via our regional X feed. Our 24/7 contact centre team is also available to provide up to the minute information on 0300 123 5000."

We understand the road closure maybe in place until 4.30pm and will be reporting the latest here.


  1. ^ www.trafficengland.com (www.trafficengland.com)