Drivers alerted to overnight closure on the M6

Motorists, particularly Wolves fans, are being urged to plan their journeys when a section of the M6 shuts tonight.

Work to remove an 800 ton, 250ft long bridge, north of Stafford, is taking place, meaning the section between Junction 14 for Stafford and 15 for Stoke-on-Trent will be closed in both directions for up to 24 hours from 8pm.

With Wolves playing Manchester United at 3pm, fans are being urged to prepare for delays. A club spokesman said supporters were being updated on the situation.

A club spokesman said: "A reminder to supporters travelling to and from Manchester that the M6 will be closed between J14 and J15 from 8pm."

The bridge will be dismantled and the entire 150-tonne centre section lifted clear and taken away in one piece on a 90ft long specialist transporter to a nearby compound.

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