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M5 closed from J6 to 4a due to serious collision

Police and emergency services are at the scene of a serious road traffic collision on the M5.

Officers were called to the northbound carriageway shortly after 5.30am this morning (Wednesday) following reports of a collision involving two vehicles.

The northbound stretch is currently closed from junction 6 (for Worcester) to J4A (for the M42) and the carriageway is expected to remain so throughout the morning with motorists advised to follow diversions and take an alternative route where possible.

Traffic is being diverted via the A38.

Chief Superintendent Tom Harding said: "We appreciate this is causing disruption for the morning motorists and we would ask that they please be patient and bear with us while we deal with the incident.

"As I'm sure the public can understand, we are in the process of investigating a serious collision. This will require a detailed investigation which may take a number of hours to complete.

"We are working with partners to ensure the road is open as soon as possible and are doing all we can to minimise closure times. We are also sending officers to the surrounding areas to ensure those who may be caught up in the traffic can be on their way as soon as possible.

"We would like to thank everyone for their support and understanding at this time."

Please see here for diversions or follow Highways England's Twitter @HighwaysWMIDS

Officers are also appealing for anyone who saw the collision or has dashcam footage to get in touch. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 40S of 3 April.

Issued: 8.30am, Wednesday 3 April, Laura Maltby, Corporate Communications

Published 03/04/19