M5 delays after crash between lorry and cars blocks motorway

By Andrew Turton | West Bromwich | Transport | Published:

Motorists faced warned of long delays after a crash on the M5 blocked the motorway in both directions.

Highways officials at the crash site on the M5. Picture: Highways England

The crash happened between junctions one and two where a major roadworks scheme is under way at Oldbury Viaduct.

A lorry and two cars were involved in the smash between West Bromwich and Oldbury at around 7.30am.

Traffic queuing on the M5 close to the crash site between junctions one and two

Highways England officials warned motorists of delays as traffic queued in both directions.

Traffic built up three miles back northbound to Halesowen at junction three with delays reported of around 30 minutes

And the route was heavily congested southbound past the M6 link at Great Barr towards J10 at Walsall with long queues of up to an hour.

Long tailbacks on the M5 northbound due to the crash this morning. Picture: Highways England

The issue caused knock-on problems on neighbouring routes including around Birchley Island at junction two and Wolverhampton Road.


Birmingham Road past The Hawthorns and A41 The Expressway in West Bromwich is also congested.

Recovery work was completed at around 10.15am.

The section is already under a contraflow system with a 30 mph limit due to repair work to the elevated motorway at the viaduct.

No-one is believed to be injured in the crash.

Andrew Turton

By Andrew Turton
Digital Journalist

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