Serious collision on the M6 between junction 17 Date published: 8th July 2016 7.43am

Police were called to an accident involving two HGV lorries on the M6 northbound at 5:20am this morning (8 July). A full closure has been put in place since 7am at junction 17 with diversions in place. One driver is believed to have serious injuries. Police would advise motorists to avoid the area.

Superintendent, Peter Crowcroft, said: "Police accident investigators are working at the scene alongside Highways England. I would like to thank motorists for their patience while we work to reopen the motorway."