Two cars and a lorry collided on the M6, causing long hour-long delays this evening.
Three lanes were closed southbound between junction six at Birmingham and seven at Great Barr after the lorry sprung a diesel leak on the carriageway.
The tailbacks ran to junction 10 at Walsall and 10a at Essington. There are also jams from M5 at junction 1 at West Bromwich across to the M6 southbound link.
Central Motorway Police Group said one lane was running pass the scene of the minor accident.