M6 reopens after two lorries crashed forcing motorway to close both ways for 12 hours 

M6 reopens after two lorries crashed forcing motorway to close both ways for 12 hours

  • Two HGVs collided at junction 10 near Walsall early on Sunday morning
  • Dramatic photos show a lorry on its side with hundreds of cardboard boxes
  • Central Motorway Police Group confirmed there were no injuries in the crash

The M6 has reopened after a shocking crash closed the motorway in both directions  when lorry tipped on its side and spilled debris on the road. 

Two HGVs collided at junction 10 near Walsall at 3.13am Sunday causing diesel to leak. 

Dramatic photos show a lorry on its side with hundreds of cardboard boxes and paper strewn across the tarmac.  

The northbound section is now running but only one lane is open on the southbound section.

All lanes are expected to be reopened today. 

Two HGVs collided at junction 10 near Walsall in the early hours of Sunday morning, causing diesel to leak onto the motorway

Barriers on the central reservation were also flattened after it appears the lorry skidded over before grounding to a halt in the middle of the road.

Central Motorway Police Group confirmed that there were no injuries in the crash. 

A spokesperson said: ‘Closures expected to remain into the afternoon, HGV & shed load require recovery and diesel spillage will then need to be treated, along with barrier repairs.’ 

Barriers on the central reservation were also flattened after it appears the lorry skidded over before grounding to a halt in the middle of the road

Barriers on the central reservation were also flattened after it appears the lorry skidded over before grounding to a halt in the middle of the road

Dramatic photos show a lorry on its side with hundreds of cardboard boxes and paper strewn across the tarmac

Dramatic photos show a lorry on its side with hundreds of cardboard boxes and paper strewn across the tarmac

Highways England also advised football fans travelling to see Manchester United play Watford, Wolves and Norwich City FC and Everton and Arsenal to allow extra time for journeys. 

A spokesperson for Central Motorway Police Group said: ‘Owing to a collision between two heavy goods vehicles at junction 10 there will be delays in the area throughout the day, please find an alternative route. Luckily no injuries.’

Highways England tweeted: ‘HGV and shed load require recovery, and diesel spillage will then need to be treated, along with barrier repairs.’  

Central Motorway Police Group confirmed that there were no injuries in the crash

Central Motorway Police Group confirmed that there were no injuries in the crash

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