Fuel spillage and shed load of wood chippings engulfs M6 following lorry crash
A cargo of wood chippings and up to 500 litres of fuel were spilled along a stretch of the M6 in Staffordshire following a lorry crash. The northbound carriageway of the M6 was shut between junction 14 and junction 15 just before 6am today, Thursday, September 30 after a car collided with a lorry, sparking long delays. A picture taken at the scene showed the carriageway covered by a mound of wood chippings and diesel which leaked from an HGV following the crash.
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Traffic Officers and West Midlands Ambulance Service are currently at scene, maintenance crews are on their way to the area to assist.”
Lorry crash prompts closure of M6 in Staffordshire (Image: Highways England)
They added: “There are delays of two hours on the approach to this closure of the M6 north J14 (Stafford) – J15 (Stoke-on-Trent). There are seven miles of congestion back to J12 for (#Cannock). The strategic diversion route is also showing delays of 30 mins through Stafford.
Please plan ahead.” Inrix reported: “M6 Northbound closed, stationary traffic due to accident, a lorry and a car involved and shed load of wood chippings from J14 A34 (Stafford North) to M6 (Stafford Services). “Congestion to past J13 (Stafford South) where some traffic is coming off to avoid the queues between J13 and J14 which is causing delays on the A449 into Stafford.”
“M6 Northbound closed, queuing traffic due to accident, a lorry a van and a car involved, shed load of wood chippings and fuel spillage from J14 A34 (Stafford North) to M6 (Stafford Services). Congestion to past J13 (Stafford South) where some traffic is coming off to avoid the queues between J13 and J14 which is causing delays on the A449 into Stafford. “The accident occurred around 6am.
There is also reported damage to the barrier that will need to be repaired.” A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 5.50am to reports of a multi-vehicle crash on the northbound carriageway of the M6, between junctions 14 and 15. An ambulance and paramedic officer attended and assessed a number of occupants but no one required hospital treatment.”
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