Published On: Mon, Sep 13th, 2021

M6 traffic latest: M6 CLOSED in both directions after emergency at M42 slip road – updates | UK | News

The M6 has been shut in both directions near junction 4 and junction 5 and the M42 slip road, police said. Highways England confirmed the incident took place shortly after 7pm. The traffic agency said motorway police and crews from West Midlands Ambulance Service have been deployed to the scene.

Highways England tweeted: “The M6 southbound link to the M42 North and south at J4A (M42Link Birmingham), traffic has been STOPPED due to a police incident.

“Traffic Officers @CMPG @OPUWarks & @OFFICIALWMAS are currently at the scene.”

West Midlands Police has also urged motorists to avoid the area.

In a statement, the force said: “The M6 is currently closed in both directions, near to junction 4 and 5 and the M42 slip road.

“Please avoid the area and thank you for your patience.”


This is a developing news story, more to follow.

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