Traffic Alert: Main commuter routes blocked as heavy rain brings more chaos

9.15am Update

MOTORISTS still face delays getting into Birmingham.

One lane is blocked and there is queuing traffic on the M6 northbound between Spaghetti Junction and Junction 7 (Great Barr) due to a broken down vehicle.

There are also delays getting off the motorway at Junction 6 (Spaghetti) and heading into Birmingham city centre.

Elsewhere, the M6 northbound close to Corley Services in Warwickshire is affected by an accident involving a car and a motorcycle. Delays are said to be severe.

In Birmingham, Edgbaston Park Road is partially blocked and there is slow moving traffic between the A38 Bristol Road and Church Road due to flooding.

Police have warned drivers that Monmouth Drive, Sutton Coldfield, is partially blocked between the A452 Chester Road North and Somerville Road due to a collapsed manhole.

The earlier accident on the M6 Toll has cleared.

Landslide at Water OrtonOn the trains, CrossCountry is warning of delays of up to 20 minutes and cancellations between Birmingham New Street and Leicester, and between New Street and Derby due to a landslide at Water Orton.

There are also warnings of delays on the Midland Metro between Wolverhampton and Birmingham due to a tram failure.



COMMUTERS face a difficult journey into Birmingham this morning following a spate of accidents and flooding following further heavy rain.

The A450 Lawley Middleway in Birmingham is currently closed and there are reports of very slow traffic between Curzon Circus and Ashted Circus.

Congestion is affecting Dartmouth Circus, Garrison Circus and the A34 Newtown Row junction.

Elsewhere, an accident involving three cars has closed two lanes northbound on the M6 Toll between junctions 2 (A446 exit) and 3 (A38 exit) and Highways England is warning the situation will not be cleared before 9am.

There is also slow traffic on the M5 southbound between junctions 2 (Oldbury) and 3 (Halesowen) following an accident; a 40mph speed limit is in place.