Recap Lorry goes down embankment following collision on M6

first_imgCongestion back at junction 12 (Image: Highways England)   Highways England added they had worked with the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) to clear traffic trapped in the closure. Some congestion was reported on the diversion route along the A449 Wolverhampton Road, and police are advising motorists to expect roads to be busy. A Staffordshire Police spokesman said:  “There is a full northbound closure on the M6 J13 Stafford currently. “Check your local news or apps for further traffic updates & expect the local roads to be busy.” Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed they have a number of appliances at the scene. A spokeswoman said:  “Stafford, Penkridge, Longton and Eccleshall RT crews attending collision M6 13-14N involving lorry down embankment. “Driver of lorry now released by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service & West Midlands Ambulance Service Crews with assistance of police. Lane 3 of M6-14N now opened to release trapped traffic.” Read MoreThis raging yob stormed to Stoke-on-Trent pub with an axe after row erupted Police search for missing woman There are long delays on the M6 motorway in Staffordshire this morning (Friday June 14) following a collision. Inrix, the traffic data company, report the accident has taken place on the northbound carriageway around halfway between Junction 13 (Stafford South) and Junction 14 (Stafford North). The collision is understood to involve two cars and a lorry, with the HGV leaving the motorway and going down an embankment. The driver of the lorry has been taken to hospital with potentially serious injuries. The accident shut the carriageway completely from around 6.40am – with one lane reopening shortly before 10am.  Two lanes remain closed while recovery work takes place. Traffic England confirmed that there is an ‘accident involving a vehicle that has left the carriageway’. Highways England have confirmed emergency services are at the scene of the accident – which was first reported shortly after 6am today, and that the motorway is shut. A Highways England spokesman said:  “The M6 has severe delays of at least 90 minutes between J12 (Cannock) and J13 (Stafford) due to an earlier HGV collision incident between Junction 13 (Stafford)  and Junction 14 (Stafford/Stone). The carriageway was closed earlier this morning however a lane re-opened at 09:45 this morning. Presently, lanes 1 & 2 (of 3) remain closed for the HGV recovery operation. Road users intending on using this section of road are advised to allow plenty of extra time for their journey and to consider alternative routes (if possible). Strategic traffic heading to the North West from A14 and M1 routes are advised to consider the M1 northbound and A50 westbound as an alternative route.” Read MoreMore rain on way as flood warnings put in place and events cancelled Firefighters at the scene of the accident on the M6 this morning (Image: Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service)   West Midlands Ambulance Service said they were called to the incident at 6.05am this morning. A spokesman said: “We were called to reports of a lorry that had left the carriageway. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, the Hazardous Area Response Team and the Midlands Air Ambulance crew from Cosford in a rapid response vehicle attended. “There was one patient, a man, the driver of the lorry. He was initially trapped but has been able to self-extricate from the vehicle after firefighters did some cutting away at the cab.” The ambulance service said a further statement will be released later. 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Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram.16:15All lanes reopenAll lanes have now reopened but there are severe delays of up to an hour. 15:47Travel timeTravel time is 60 minutes. 15:37One lane still closed One lane closed and severe delays due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound between J13 A449 (Stafford South) and J14 A34 (Stafford North). Congestion to J12 (Gailey). Surrounding routes are looking busy, the A449 through Penkridge is slow. Surrounding routes around Cannock and Stafford are busy. Travel time is 60 minutes. Lane one (of three) is closed. Traffic was already slow here following an accident earlier, where a lorry left the road earlier.14:39Delays hit 90 minutes on Nortbound carriagewayThe M6 has severe delays of at least 90 minutes between J12 (Cannock) and J14 (Stone) due to an earlier HGV collision incident between Junction 13 (Stafford) and Junction 14 (Stone).The carriageway was closed earlier this morning however a lane re-opened at 0945hrs. HGV recovery work has been completed, however 2 (of 3) lanes remain closed to allow for barrier repairs to be completed, so that all lanes can then be safely reopened.Road users intending on using this section of road are advised to allow plenty of extra time for their journey and to consider alternative routes (if possible).Strategic traffic heading to the North West from A14 and M1 routes are advised to consider the M1 northbound and A50 westbound as an alternative route. 13:34One lane closedOne lane closed, long delays and queueing traffic due to recovery work, earlier accident, a lorry and two cars involved and barrier repairs on M6 Northbound from J13 A449 (Stafford South) to J14 A34 (Stafford North). Congestion to J12 (Gailey); also very busy on the A449 approaching from Penkridge and on all routes into Stafford; also affecting traffic on Cannock Road near Brocton and Weeping Cross. In the roadworks area. Travel time is 40 minutes.Lane (of three) is closed. Lane two has been reopened. The vehicles have been recovered, including the lorry from the embankment. Restrictions remain in place for barrier repairs. Road was initially closed between 06:40 and 09:50. 13:23LatestTwo lanes closed, long delays and queueing traffic due to recovery work and serious accident, a lorry and two cars involved on M6 Northbound from J13 A449 (Stafford South) to J14 A34 (Stafford North). Congestion to J12 (Gailey); also very busy on the A449 approaching from Penkridge and on all routes into Stafford; also affecting traffic on Cannock Road near Brocton and Weeping Cross. In the roadworks area. Travel time is 40 minutes.Lanes one and two (of three) remain closed. Road was initially closed between 06:40 and 09:50 following an accident when a lorry went down an embankment.12:38Traffic still queueing back towards junction 12Traffic continuing to queue back towards junction 12 (Image: Highways England)12:17Photos show long delays Paul Milgate-Scarrott has sent us these photos of the ongoing queues on the M6.Traffic queueing on the M6 at around noon (Image: Paul Milgate-Scarrott)11:57Latest from Highways EnglandA Highways England spokesman said:Recovery is taking place on the M6 between J13 Stafford South to J14 Stafford North. Traffic Officers & the Area team are working hard to get lanes re – opened and the scene safely cleared, thank you for your patience 11:56Recovery work on the M6 continuesRecovery work on the M6 continues (Image: Highways England)11:16Road may need to close again laterTwo lanes closed, long delays and queueing traffic for nine miles due to recovery work and serious accident, a lorry and two cars involved on M6 Northbound from J13 A449 (Stafford South) to J14 A34 (Stafford North). Congestion to J12 (Gailey); also very busy on the A449 approaching from Penkridge and on all routes into Stafford; also affecting traffic on Cannock Road near Brocton and Weeping Cross. In the roadworks area. Travel time is 40 minutes.Lanes one and two (of three) remain closed. Road was initially closed between 06:40-09:50 following an accident when a lorry went down an embankment. The road may need to close again later for final recovery to complete.10:55Nine mile queuesTwo lanes closed, long delays and queueing traffic for nine miles due to recovery work and serious accident, a lorry and two cars involved on M6 Northbound from J13 A449 (Stafford South) to J14 A34 (Stafford North). Congestion to J12 (Gailey); also very busy on the A449 approaching from Penkridge and on all routes into Stafford; also affecting traffic on Cannock Road near Brocton and Weeping Cross. In the roadworks area. Travel time is 40 minutes.Lanes one and two (of three) remain closed. Road was initially closed between 06:40-09:50 following an accident when a lorry went down an embankment. The road may need to close again later for final recovery to complete. 10:10Five mile queues on M6Two lanes closed, long delays and queueing traffic for five miles due to recovery work and serious accident, a lorry and two cars involved on M6 Northbound from J13 A449 (Stafford South) to J14 A34 (Stafford North). Congestion to J12 (Gailey); also very busy on the A449 approaching from Penkridge and on all routes into Stafford; also affecting traffic on Cannock Road near Brocton and Weeping Cross. In the roadworks area. Travel time is 45 minutes.Lanes one and two (of three) remain closed. Road was initially closed between 06:40-09:50 following an accident when a lorry went down an embankment. The road may need to close again later for final recovery to complete. 10:07Lorry being recoveredThe lorry is now being recovered on the M6 in Staffordshire (Image: Highways England)10:06Recovery of the lorry is now underwayA Highways England spokesman said:Recovery of the lorry is underway on the #M6 Northbound J13 #StaffordSouth to J14 #StaffordNorth . 2 Lanes remain closed. Long delays back to J12. “10:04Latest comment from Highways EnglandA Highways England spokesman said: “The M6 has severe delays of at least 90 minutes between J12 (Cannock) and J13 (Stafford) due to an earlier HGV collision incident between Junction 13 (Stafford) and Junction 14 (Stafford/Stone). The carriageway was closed earlier this morning however a lane re-opened at 09:45 this morning. Presently, lanes 1 & 2 (of 3) remain closed for the HGV recovery operation.“Road users intending on using this section of road are advised to allow plenty of extra time for their journey and to consider alternative routes (if possible). Strategic traffic heading to the North West from A14 and M1 routes are advised to consider the M1 northbound and A50 westbound as an alternative route.”09:55One lane now open on M6A Highways England spokesman said:The #M6 Northbound between J13 #staffordsouth to J14 #Staffordnorth and J13 Northbound Entry slip #StaffordSouth are now open. #TrafficOfficers and recovery remain on scene with lanes 1 and 2 (of 3) closed to complete recovery. Please drive carefully passed the scene. “09:46LatestM6 Northbound closed, severe delays due to recovery work and serious accident, a lorry and two cars involved from J13 A449 (Stafford South) to J14 A34 (Stafford North). Congestion to J12 (Gailey); also very busy on the A449 approaching from Penkridge and on all routes into Stafford; also affecting traffic on Cannock Road near Brocton and Weeping Cross. In the roadworks area.Following an accident at around 06:00, a lorry has gone down an embankment around halfway between J13-14 and the road was closed from 06:40. All trapped traffic has been released. Diversion – Follow the Hollow Black Diamond symbol: From J13 take A449 and A34 northbound via Stafford and then the A5013 to re-join M6 at J14.09:26All trapped traffic has been released.All trapped traffic has now been released, according to traffic data company Inrix.09:17Lorry driver taken to hospital with ‘potentially serious injuries’ after M6 accidentThe driver was trapped in his cab for around 1 hour and 45 minutes before firefighters cut him free. More here09:04Driver potentially seriously injured after being trapped in cab for almost two hoursA West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered one patient, a man, who was the lorry driver.“He was trapped inside the cab of his lorry as a result of the damage caused in the incident. Ambulance staff assessed the man and continually monitored him whilst working closely with the fire service to free him.“He was able to walk out of his cab himself, before receiving treatment for potentially serious injuries and being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment.”08:53Another photo from the sceneFirefighters at the scene of the accident on the M6 this morning (Image: Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service )08:47Fire service confirmed driver releasedA Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said:Driver of lorry now released by Staffordshire Fire and RescUe Service & West Midlands Ambulance Service Crews with assistance of police. Lane 3 of M6-14N now opened to release trapped traffic. 08:30Trapped traffic being released past scene but motorway remains shutA Highways England spokesman said:Lane 3 is now open for traffic held within the J13 Stafford South to J14 Stafford North including J13 entry slip road closure to pass the incident, please take care passing, thank you for your patience today. “08:27Latest from InrixM6 Northbound closed, severe delays due to serious accident, a lorry and two cars involved from J13 A449 (Stafford South) to J14 A34 (Stafford North). Congestion to J12 (Gailey); also very busy on the A449 approaching from Penkridge and on the diversion route along Moss Pit and Rising Brook into Stafford; also affecting traffic on Cannock Road near Brocton and Weeping Cross. In the roadworks area.Road closed from 06:40. Following an accident, a lorry has gone down an embankment around halfway between J13-14. Diversion – Follow the Hollow Black Diamond symbol: From J13 take A449 and A34 northbound via Stafford and then the A5013 to re-join M6 at J14.08:18Driver out of vehicleWest Midlands Ambulance Service said they were called to the incident at 6.05am this morning.A spokesman said: “We were called to reports of a lorry that had left the carriageway. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, the Hazardous Area Response Team and the Midlands Air Ambulance crew from Cosford in a rapid response vehicle attended.“There was one patient, a man, the driver of the lorry. He was initially trapped but has been able to self-extricate from the vehicle after firefighters did some cutting away at the cab.”The ambulance service said a further statement will be released later.08:10Latest on congeston Congestion to J12 (Gailey); also very busy on the A449 approaching from Penkridge and on the diversion route along Moss Pit and Rising Brook into Stafford; also affecting traffic on Cannock Road near Brocton and Weeping Cross. In the roadworks area. 08:08More congestion reported in Stafford as traffic diverts around the closureTraffic heavier than normal and queueing traffic on A5013 Eccleshall Road Northbound from A34 Greyfriars to M6 J14 (Stafford North).Traffic is using the road as a diversion from the M6 delays.Delays on the diversion route (Image: Inrix)08:00Congestion back towards junction 12Some motorists have told us they’ve not moved since 7am.Congestion back towards junction 12 this morning (Image: Highways England )07:44What we know so farThe M6 Northbound is closed between junction 13 and junction 14 near StaffordThe collision involves a lorry and two cars, with the HGV leaving the road and going down an embankmentEmergency services are currently working to release the driver from the vehicleTraffic is building both on the M6 itself and on the diversion routelast_img