M6 traffic chaos after broken-down lorry leads to hour-long delays

By Charlotte Callear | Wednesfield | Transport | Published:

Motorists have faced traffic chaos with delays of up to an hour on the M6 and surrounding routes.

The M6 at J10 and surrounding routes were blocked

A lorry broke down M6 southbound blocking two lanes between J10a for the M54 and J10 for Wolverhampton and Walsall.

Surrounding routes in Staffordshire and around Wolverhampton suffered long delays as motorists searched for alternative routes.

Highways England confirmed the cause of the delays and said officials were working to ease the problems on routes.

The lorry was recovered shortly after 8.30am.

Meanwhile a burst water main has caused delays and left 70 properties without supplies in Wednesfield this morning.

Lower Prestwood Road has been closed between Long Knowle Lane and Wood End Road as a result of the incident which happened in the early hours.

Properties have been without water for more than 12 hours in Wednesfield.

Severn Trent have said they supplied the affected homes with water while they waited to fix the problem which is now resolved.

Charlotte Callear

By Charlotte Callear

Reporter based at the Express & Star's Wolverhampton head office


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