M5 delays after crash between lorry and cars blocks motorway
Motorists faced warned of long delays after a crash on the M5 blocked the motorway in both directions.
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.
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.
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.