M54 re-opens after diesel spillage

A section of the M54 motorway near Wolverhampton was closed for around seven hours today following a diesel spillage from a broken down lorry.

The westbound carriageway between junction two for Wolverhampton and junction three for Cosford was shut off and a diversion put in place at around 9am.

It came following the breakdown of the a truck which is understood to have leaked diesel onto the motorway.

The Highways Agency (HA) said the vehicle was recovered at 11am with HA teams having to clean the road before it was re-opened at 4pm.

Motorists looking to go westbound beyond Cosford were diverted from junction two, northbound along the A449 Stafford Road before turning down the A5 at Gailey Island.

Drivers were then directed southbound along the A41 to return to the M54 at junction three.