M6 closure warning as emergency services respond to crash

-Credit: (Image: National Highways)
-Credit: (Image: National Highways)

Police are warning motorists to avoid part of the M6 with a section closed. It follows the emergency services responding to a crash.

It happened on the between junctions 2, for Coventry, and 3, for Bedworth. The carriageway was initially closed in both directions between those junctions. Pictures from the scene showed a car on its roof.

Warwickshire Police warned drivers to "avoid the area and take an alternative route." The northbound carriageway was later reopened, but the southbound stretch remains closed.

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In a post on X, formerly Twitter, the force said: "Emergency services are currently responding to a collision on the #M6 between junctions 2 and 3 – the road is closed between junctions 2 and 3 northbound, and 3 and 2 southbound. Please avoid the area and take an alternative route."

In an update, the National Highways West Midlands posted: "#M6 northbound carriageway has been released and is fully open. It remains closed southbound between J3 #Bedworth and J2 #Coventry due to the earlier collision."

Traffic data monitor Inrix posted: "M6 Southbound closed, queueing traffic due to accident, a lorry and an overturned car involved between J3 A444 Bedworth Bypass (Nuneaton / Coventry) and J2 M69 (Coventry)."

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